Isabelle is currently working on the issue. She has to keep moving forward to manage the sea state and avoid too much water ingress. The problem is that shed is sailing in the same direction as the low pressure and that conditions will worsen in the night. Tomorrow, when the wind changes, she should be able to head towards the NE to get away from the LP with an easier seastate that will ease things.
It is clear that Isabelle cannot continue and will have to retire. We are in permanently in touch and are looking at the options for the next few days.
Hmm. Good point. I was just glad to get a hint they are moving forward with training.Interesting departure timing for Team HB, relative to the fleet's position. They're close to the same latitude as the leaders. They'll need to work some downwind angles, so I'm guessing they'll pass by Fernando de Noronha in some kind of "competitive but behind" position... Like maybe in the gap between Tripon and the pack ahead of him... Fully crewed, they may then be able to put on a show of blowing through the fleet. I'm having trouble deciding if that would be good marketing or a dick move.. Either way, I guess my point is that I'm wondering if their departure timing relative to the fleet's position was random coincidence or not.
Or... Maybe they'll be sailing fully in delivery mode and I'm totally wrong about this.
55 minutes ago, ant1 said:
Jean Le Cam has a message for Isabelle