BLOG LEG 8

From 30 knots and 3 metre waves, we’ve gone down to 25 knots and 2 metre waves, which is the difference between heaven and hell.

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BAY OF BISCAY

The guys are really tired from the beat up we got in the Bay of Biscay, which will stay in our memories. More than 30 knots, reefs up and down, the J2 fighting the wind like a soldier at the battlefront.

It’s going to be a tough day here with the Bay of Biscay giving a lot to fight for.

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IT’S HARD TO PROGRESS IN LIGHT WIND

The night went calmly in light winds. The forecasted breeze kicked in at 0200 UTC, progressively building up to 23 knots. We arrived at Finisterre in time for sunrise, very close to Abu Dhabi after a tight fight overnight.

We’ll see a lot of changes in the positions in this leg.

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SEVEN BOATS

Fran: “As always during the first 12 hours of a leg, the pressure was high and errors were costly. There is no room for mistakes in this sprint; you have to sail fast and in the right wind”

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