Agree. He but he was sailing it way too high. It was starkly apparent when Apivia went by. They were sailing at least 5 degrees lower but were massively faster. Apivia blasted through to leeward and HB never saw them again…Yeah doesn't like upwind sailing. And I think he sails the wrong angles compared to Apivia for example. If he gets beaten by 11th hour racing it will confirm my theory that his last boat was his best. 11th Hour in the Imoca Lead as we speak but Apivia has picked a good angle and is going 5 knots quicker so not for long IMO
Not sure I’d call that the boat’s fault. But he needs to develop better polars.