Crew sits forward. Nick: The change is so welcome right no. I've never been so happy to be in three knots of wind. Mark, on the helm: How quickly things change. Yesterday I got blown off the wheel, my life jacket exploded (crash cam footage of the life jacket deploying), and now we've got 5 knots of wind and we're drifting; well, not drifting, but it's dry. And I think everyone's enjoying the ligher conditions. Shot of socks and gloves drying on the cabin top. Nick: It's warm, and a bit sunny. And we're coming into Dongfeng, and MAPFRE's coming into us. And the whole fleet's going to pile up and restart. Shot of Dongfeng, 5 miles distant on their starboard bow (I think?). TJ and Jena in the cockpit talk about something having to do with food. Jena: I would put raisins in, to have the sweetness. TJ scoffs. Charlie, below on the PA, says something about [something] tasting really good. Charlie: "156 at 6 knots." He and SiFi discuss tacking. He points out Dongfeng on their starboard beam; have done a good job closing in on them from 11 miles to 2 miles. Waiting for a shift to make a tack. Phil steers.
|people||Charlie Enright, Jena Mai Hansen, Mark Towill, Nick Dana, Phil Harmer, Simon Fisher and Tom Johnson|
|published||Sat, 26 May 2018 20:18:57 UTC|
|tags||Convergence, Crash Cam, Discussing the competition, Drying Clothes, Drying Out, Food, Gloves, How Quickly Things Change, Life Vest Deploy, Light Conditions, Restart, Socks, Stern Cam, Strategy, Tacking and Washing Machine|
|team||Vestas 11th Hour Racing|