Jumper prepares to go over. Charlie: "Everybody say bye to the Ice Man." Jumper dives over. Postponement flag on the committee boat. Countdown starts. SiFi calls time and distance. They start on port. All clear. Charlie on the leeward wheel looks at other boats. Tacking to starboard with Akzo and Brunel behind. Then Dongfeng and TTToP behind. Jena on the bow looks for pressure. Mark: Warm sunny day leaving Cardiff. Up in the front with MAPFRE. Seems like a sitaution where the leading boats gain. A little anticlimactic, but plenty of spectators. The slower we are here the windier it could be up at the top of the UK. Tony pops the batten over after a tack. Charlie on the helm: Tenuous start, certainly. Did a good job keeping the rudders straight. Phil: I think it was a nice start. SiFi talks about the thermal activity and tricky Bristol Channel winds. Tony talks to Charlie about wind. SiFi talks about hitting a tide line. Charlie passes the helm to Mark. Jena looks at MAPFRE ahead of them. Tack. Charlie: If they let us, happy to switch. How much do we have depth-wise? Stacey points out a windline. Crew sits forward. Glassy conditions as they tack with MAPFRE. Current is pushing them against no wind. Nick says to Jeremie: What are you doing? Turn that shit off. He sounded serious. Was Jeremie filming something they didn't want him to? Or was that just joking?
|other boat||Dongfeng Race Team, MAPFRE, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, Team AkzoNobel, Team Brunel and Turn The Tide On Plastic|
|people||Charlie Enright, Jena Mai Hansen, Mark Towill, Nick Dana, Phil Harmer, Simon Fisher, Stacey Jackson and Tony Mutter|
|published||Sun, 10 Jun 2018 18:05:25 UTC|
|tags||Bristol Channel, Current, Glassy Conditions, Jumper, Light Conditions, Postponement, Start, Strategy, Tack and What Are You Doing? Turn That Shit Off|
|team||Vestas 11th Hour Racing|