Simon Talbot - GREAT Britain
The light wind frustration continues with a period spent at anchor yesterday evening being followed by very light and fluky winds overnight. We now find ourselves back towards the back of the pack which is frustrating after the hard work invested yesterday climbing back up the leader board. That said the middle of the fleet is still rather hard to call as with the Asymmetric Spinnakers benefiting greatly from larger downwind wind angles, those further south are moving considerably slower than those further North like us. With the whole fleet still within about 8 miles of each other, it really is still all to play for.
Wind angle steering is still proving a little trick to grasp for the crew, who still prefer to steer a compass course, but all are learning fast and getting better all the time. That said, steering any course in thick fog is not the easiest!