OBR James Blake and Martin Keruzoré

Charles, at nav station: In 30 hours we'll enter very strong conditions. Can't carry the fractional in those conditions, so will need to work out good sail combination. Goal is not to break the boat. A very tough leg. Strong wind, and full downwind with many gybes. I do have stress of course. Because you have the responsibility of the people and the boat. But you still want to fight for the first place. It's a balance between speed and safety. When we have 40 knots we know what sail to use. But then we have a gust to 55, and we have to react. But that's part of the Volvo Ocean Race. Horace talks below in Mandarin. Pascal, at nav station, talks in French while demonstrating something involving chart/routing software.

Spreader cam view of AkzoNobel surfing and stuffing the bow. Below, Simeon recaps the last 48 hours; busy, gybing, changing sails. 2000 miles to Cape Horn. Point Nemo. Brad: Talks about Point Nemo and the space station. Simeon: What to ask the astronaughts on the space station? Emily wonders if it's easier to go to the toilet on the space station than it is on a Volvo boat. Luke: Jealous. Their stacking technique must be far superior to ours. Simeon: what they have for dinner. Nicolas: They go to the toilet like we do, they eat freeze-dried like we do, they don't sleep much, have a pretty cool view. So I pretty much see myself as an astronaut these days. Simeon: Must be a pretty impressive view. We have an impressive view of the ocean, and of the stars when the clouds let them through. But their view must be even better. Stern cam view of Martine on the pedestal as they surf.

duration 00:02:27 and 00:03:18
language French
leg Leg 7
people Brad Farrand, Charles Caudrelier, Chen Jinhao 'Horace', Emily Nagel, Luke Molloy, Nicolai Sehested, Pascal Bidégorry and Simeon Tienpont
published Sun, 25 Mar 2018 07:33:00 UTC
seconds 147 and 198
tags Astronauts, Cape Horn, French, Goal Is Not To Break The Boat, Heavy Conditions, Impressive Views, In 40 Knots We Know What Sail To Use But Then We Have A Gust To 55, Mandarin, Nav Station, Point Nemo, Safety, Southern Ocean, Spreader Cam, Stress, Translation Needed, Using The Toilet On The Space Station and What To Ask An Astronaut
team Dongfeng Race Team and Team AkzoNobel
video url https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dka8P2Oj-n4 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-0h97mx780