Wednesday, 4 March 2009

VOR: PUMA LEG FIVE DAY 18 QFB: received 0839 GMT

by Rick Deppe

Spent the whole day sailing side by side and switching places with the Team Ericsson boats, Ken Read commented that it’s like the world’s slowest ever game of chess. In the last 24 hrs the weather has taken a noticeable cooling off, a temporarily pleasant reprieve before things change once again and then it’s probably thermals and foul weather gear for two weeks.

Some very interesting days ahead of Il Mostro in the short term as Ken and Capey (Andrew Cape/AUS – navigator) figure out ways to strategise the route between our present position, the scoring gate and then the ice gates. Looks like the weather will probably not be cooperating... once again!

All good on the vessel.

Volvo Ocean Race

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