OBR Konrad Frost

Jules at the nav station: In the 2008 race we almost topped 600 miles in the Ericsson 4. That was in the South Atlantic on the first leg. Had a few sail changes. This was more straightforward. This is really good what we've done here. Think we've topped 600 miles... keeps us in the front of the fleet. You always try to line your boat up, but you need so many things to come into line. Had some help from the Gulf Stream in this one. Boat stayed in one piece. On Ericsson we damaged a rudder and started sinking. But in this case the numbers keep coming.

Simeon, in the pit: For sure Martine is excited, so she can call her father Captain Slow at the dinner table. Also Jules has a nice grin on his face to redo his own record from Ericsson 4. But we just want to be first in to Cardiff. Weather is still a bit challenging... It's great of course to be the fastest in the race, especially in this kind of conditions where we can do it pretty safe, and big compliments to the shore crew to maintain the boat so well, so we have the confidence to put the hammer down. It's pretty cool. It will be hard to win the race overall, but at least we won't be the slowest, hopefully.

duration 00:01:07 and 00:01:21
leg Leg 9
link http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/11151.html and http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/11152.html
people Jules Salter and Simeon Tienpont
published Fri, 25 May 2018 17:32:46 UTC
seconds 67 and 81
tags 2008 Race, 600-mile Barrier, Captain Slow, Cardiff, Compliments To The Shore Crew, Ericsson 4, Gulf Stream, Just Want To Be The First In To Cardiff, Nav Station, Record and The Confidence To Put The Hammer Down
team Team AkzoNobel
video url https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A_zt-vwQvs and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCiOECiU9Dg