Peter goes aloft. GoPro shots. He calls the wind: "Absolutely nothing 2 miles in front." Bouwe: "Can we get him a bit higher? I can still hear him." Laughter. Back on deck, he points around at the lack of wind. Crew stacks forward behind him. "Just giving the guys some shit about their trim." On the bow, Carlo: "Had a bit of a fight with Turn the Tide. We parked and they sailed around us and never stopped. About 12 miles ahead of us. We just had no breeze at all. Shots of TTToP sailing past them. Lowering the J1 to peel to the MH0. Stacking aft. TTToP sailing a quarter mile to leeward. Sally: "I feel like they had no board the whole time." Carlo talks about the frustration, heat below, almost impossible to sleep. Especially when we have to run the engine. Shot below with engine running of crew trying to sleep in the bow. Sunset clouds in glassy conditions. Rain in the distance. Crescent moon. Rain in the dawn. Bouwe: It's still all right. Breeze should fill in from the east, and we are the easternmost boat. Not going to be a good sched because they've been very slow for the last several hours. "A crystal ball would have been nice."
|other boat||Turn The Tide On Plastic|
|people||Bouwe Bekking, Carlo Huisman, Peter Burling and Sally Barkow|
|published||Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:13:18 UTC|
|tags||A Crystal Ball Would Have Been Nice, Discussing the competition, Doldrums, Frustration, Going Aloft, GoPro, Heat, J1, Looking For Wind, Mh0, Moon, Other Boat, Pass, Profanity, Rain, Sched, Sleep, Stacking, Strategy and Sunset|