by Bouwe Bekking
At least the Chinese have a better charted area of Qingdao, good advertising for the city of sails. I spoke yesterday with one of the Chinese officials, and he said there are lots of rocks, what a hiccup, not informing us.
We are away, and having good breeze, nearly too much for an easy transition, Xabi (Xabier Fernandez/ESP) for example got seasick. In the first hour we had four sail changes and we had our first snowflakes.
A huge thanks to the shore crew, they did a fantastic job. It is good for our minds to know that we don't have any issues. Of course we have to play catch-up, and it will take a long time before we even will get close to the other boats, it is unbelievable but true, but luckily a long way to go, we will never give up fighting.
Volvo Ocean Race