Sailing upwind in light conditions with MAPFRE, AkzoNobel, and Vestas on their starboard quarter. Stacking in the evening twighlight. Scallywag to leeward. Annalise points out the other boats around them. Dee on the bow: We're kind of like the home team, a lot of people came down to visit, so a busy stopover. Really nice to leave with that kind of energy. Leg is complex. Lots of corners, lots of tidal gates. Pretty busy job for the navigator. Brian at the nav station talks about the course. Brian: Biggest challenge is all the land effects. The weather models are accurate in the oceans, but with land heating up and cooling down it's a little unpredictable. Looking where the fleet is going, where the wind is, where the tide is. Martin on the helm with MAPFRE behind them. Lucas looks at them throgh binoculars. Dee: Still want to be as competitive as possible. Haven't had a good result. Think we deserve it. Have been chipping away at Scallwag. Want to not be at the bottom of the leaderboard by The Hague.
|other boat||MAPFRE and Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag|
|people||Annalise Murphy, Brian Thompson, Dee Caffari and Lucas Chapman|
|published||Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:21:05 UTC|
|tags||Binoculars, Busy Stopover, Discussing the competition, Home Team, Land Effects, Light Conditions, Nav Station, Other Boat, The Hague, Tide, Upwind and Weather Models|
|team||Turn The Tide On Plastic|