03 December 2015

RORC Transatlantic Race, Team Concise Update, Sailing Videos

Video above: Team Concise Day 4 Update, RORC Transatlantic Race
Day 5 - Cat and Mouse across the Atlantic | 2015 Race Updates | News: Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70, Phaedo3 has 1,139 miles to the Port Louis finish and is enjoying a cat and mouse duel with Tony Lawson’s Concise10 (Ms Barbados). There’s just 30 miles between the mighty trimarans as they power along notching up the Atlantic Ocean miles with speeds of over 28 knots. Brian Thompson, Skipper of Phaedo3 explains what it’s like on board: “It’s pretty incredible sailing here, two MOD 70 trimarans tearing across the Atlantic Ocean at 30 knots, spray flying everywhere and long streaks of white wake shooting off our transoms,” says. “It’s Master and Commander stuff across the high seas - playing cat and mouse with each other, dodging and fencing as we zigzag downwind. Not to fire cannons and capture each other, but to be the first in to Grenada and to have beers ready for the second boat to the finish!” At the end of day four, Thompson reported: “Conditions are great with 19-23 knots of wind, puffy tradewind cumulus clouds, 2m waves which we are punching through at 30 knots. When we first got into these conditions when we gybed at Mindelo in the Cape Verdes, it was pretty full on. There was spray everywhere on deck and it was hard to even stand up down below and impossible to sleep. But we adapt, and now this is the new normal. Water shrieking off the propeller leg, boat jumping around as we bounce from wave to wave, and now we are sleeping fine in our off watch until it’s time to go on watch again or we gybe. We had better be used to it as this is just what we are going to have for the next 1500 miles, which is a little less than 3 days.” Read the full blog from day 4 on board Phaedo3 HERE

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