Crew member on USA45 Bella Mente
We have been sailing along nicely in 9-13 knots of breeze with Ran
breathing down our necks. They were gaining on us for a couple of hours
but we seemed to have stopped the bleeding and are now in the same breeze
as them. We think Ran may of had an issue with a sail a few hours back,
but we just had our own struggle with a sail change. We were changing
kites when we had an issue with the halyard that was preventing us from
taking it down. But a little luck helped us out and we got it sorted.
It has been nice going downwind this morning and people have been able to
get a bit more rest. Tonight still promises to be a long one and we have
some work ahead of us in the next few hours to get around the exclusion
zone just outside the Scilly Islands.
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