Vad tror ni om det här? Ser hårigare ut än det vi sett från Volvo Ocean Race. Shaw 12 Blink korsar Cook Strait i rejält busväder. Ryktet säger att man hade ett snittfarter SOG på 23 knop och toppade runt 30.
Leg 1, Wellington to Akaroa, 195 nm: The first 4 hours were epic… Out of Wellington and nearly to Kaikoura in 4 hours. 40-50ish knots tailwind, many gusts into the 60s and a few recorded in the 70s.
These clips are with a reef in the main and a #4 headsail. Blink felt like she was on rails, was balanced, and probably could have been pushed a bit harder. But we were building a handy lead on Crusader and the conditions were, well, intense – so we just kept sending it over the waves….
Man vill inte att nåt går fel…