Final approach to New Zealand; MAPFRE behind them. Kevin explains: Very tight with MAPFRE, 3 other boats ahead of them. Hard to believe in a few hours they'll have 25 knots of wind gybing for the finish of the leg .Will have to push to keep them behind. Daryl trims. Black, on the bow, talks about strategy. MAPFRE alongside, 100 yards away. MAPFRE ahead of them and to leeward. Charles: Can see Akzo and TTToP. They're in a light spot. Dongfeng and MAPFRE are offshore, fighting again. Jeremie explains that there's only 112 miles left. Some maneuvers. Need to be quite focused. MAPFRE now ahead of them. Keep working, keep focused. Everyone slept a bit today, so they're fresh. No mistake and hope for a good result. Sunset behind land. Moon. Carolijn, looking forward: "MAPFRE looks really soft at the moment. Stay high."
|people||Carolijn Brouwer, Charles Caudrelier, Jérémie Beyou, Kevin Escoffier and Liu Xue 'Black'|
|published||Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:19:31 UTC|
|tags||Discussing the competition, Favorite, Moon, New Zealand, Other Boat, Strategy and Sunset|
|team||Dongfeng Race Team|