Bouwe, at the nav station, talks about their strategy. Could see that they were falling off the pressure that the leading boats were in. So they went in stealth mode. Didn't lose too much distance because the boats ahead were sailing at a high angle to the finish. Peter on deck as they flop. Capey, below, talks about feeling bad. Thought they were through the lee of the island and moving, and they weren't. Night shots on deck, maneuvers on the foredeck as wind builds. Sally: This morning we had a huge sigh of relief when we saw that Dongfeng and MAPFRE chose to take the same direction we did. She talked about Bouwe coming on deck with that sched. Capey: At least the boats behind us weren't doing something different. Laying out the J1, peeling from MH0 to J1. Capey and Bouwe talk about strategic options at the nav station. Peter looks on. Louis watches from his bunk.
|people||Andrew Cape, Bouwe Bekking, Louis Balcaen, Peter Burling and Sally Barkow|
|published||Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:19:02 UTC|
|tags||Discussing the competition, Huge Sigh Of Relief, J1, Mh0, Nav Station, Night, Sched, Stealth Mode and Strategy|