Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Telefonica Blue, pick up speed, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston. Image copyright Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race.
by Simon Fisher (helmsman)
There is very little to complain about if you are sailing on Telefónica Blue right now! The weather is fantastic, the boat is going well and we are eating up the miles. We are well established into the daily routine now - sleep... eat.. grind... trim.. drive... grind a bit more then more eating and back to sleep again. A simple life really and really quite enjoyable if you don't mind being a little wet at times and are happy to deal with unusual hours!
This looks set to continue for at least another day before the winds start to ease on us as we approach the first of a couple of ridges we have to negotiate on our way up the Atlantic. No doubt these will make life a little more stressful as the chasing pack will start to close in on us but we will just have to take that in our stride and keep pushing onwards.
With everything going smoothly and going to plan there is little else to report on in fact. Boring maybe, but personally I'm happy for it to stay this way a little longer!
Volvo Ocean Race