Tuesday, 1 March 2011

BWR: HUGO BOSS Update and Video from off Land's End

Updates from Andy Meiklejohn and Wouter Verbraak on board HUGO BOSS

27th February 2011:
"In crossing the intense low, again it shows that it is not the strong winds that are the problem. It is the waves. Strong winds, we can easily deal with by reducing more and more sail, but the very confused seas in the centre of the low are not so easy. As they are very steep and from three different directions, we are only on half speed until it all calms down ..."

28th February 2011:
"Finally HUGO BOSS is on rails again, and is really stretching her legs. With the winds building and from a favourable angle we are making good speed towards the next ice gate. Also, with the sea-state down, life on board has improved a lot. Sleeping without getting thrown around in a dry-ish sleeping bag, and making food without pouring boiling water all over your hands ..."

Video of HUGO BOSS sailing off Land's End:

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