Scallywag blasting in windy conditions with reefed main / J3. Antonio on the stern: Come and do the Volvo and see the world! He gestures at the waves. Witty at the nav station: Rubbish. We're last again. Three lasts in a row. Plus a did not finish. So basically we haven't got any points since New Zealand. So since we were third on the table we haven't got a point. Reaching on deck. Slomo wake. Witty: In 196 miles I get a cold beer, and a piece of steak I can use a knife and fork with, and I get a cuddle from Lynnie. Anniemieke on the stern rubs her hands. "If your hands are warm, your head is warm, your heart is warm." Witty: 30 years of yachting. I don't think I've ever seen a harsher penalty for one very small error, that could have actually not been an error as well. [Thought at first he was talking about Fish. :-( ] 10 miles maybe, even 50 miles wouldn't have been harsh. But we lost 100 miles the first 6 hours of the race, and we're going to finish 25 miles behind them. Slomo spray, wake. Witty: Quite a lot of traffic coming into Gothenburg, ships and stuff, separation zones. So my job the last two watches has been to sit in front of the computer and make sure we don't run into a tanker. Because that would put the icing on the cake, wouldn't it? Massive seas, raining, can't see 6 foot in front of you. 195 miles to go man. Slomo spray on deck.
|people||Annemieke Bes, António Fontes and David Witt|
|published||Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:07:56 UTC|
|tags||30 Years Of Yachting And I've Never Seen A Harsher Penalty For One Very Small Error, Come And Do The Volvo And See The World, Educating Witty, Favorite, Gothenburg, Icing On The Cake, If Your Hands Are Warm Your Head Is Warm Your Heart Is Warm, J3, Last Again, Losing 100 Miles In One Mistake, Reaching, Reef, Rubbish, Shipping, Slow-mo, Spray, Three Lasts In A Row Plus A Did Not Finish, Wake and Windy Conditions|
|team||Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag|