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> Bow ready to set... pit ready when you are.... and then you can hear the final call for the genacker hoist from the helmsmen...hoist... and then the finishing call from the bow or mastman...full hoist. Then it's time to get the other kite down and clean up the cockpit to be always able to manoeuvre the boat. Short description for a very tiring process in these conditions. All night up to 30 knots of wind speed and, a new record: 30,3 Knots of boat speed.Especially for the boys on the bow these conditions mean very wet sailing.
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> When we pealed this morning from Jib Top to a kite there was something different. Tim went down below before the work on deck was finished and came back a few minutes later. The boat most of the time just under 20 knots of boat speed and everybody focused. With him he had pieces of dark bread with either pate or tuna, fresh onion slices, salt and pepper and two cans of Heineken. This is definitely the before mentioned highlight. Well deserved after the hard work the last days.
> Even if you just get one or two slices of the prepared special meal you can smell and taste the small joys from land. After the short break the on board routine kicks back in. Work, eat, sleep... a continuously rhythm.
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> By the way: in the next hours we are going to break the under 1000 miles to the finish mark hoping the rest of the fleet in the south does not have as much wind as we do.
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