Inte den molnformation man vill se på havet under ett race? Det har varit ganska tufft men bara en båt har brutit så långt. Foto: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi.
Waves in the sky on course to Hobart
An upside down world
Senaste från Rán:
Wet and rocky during the night
Good morning – just after 6am monday am 27th december. Since 5.30pm on the 26th the wind started building and the rain came along to join in the fun. Drops felt like ice at some point. We kept our 11 knots of speed approximately. The wind peaked at 25 knots or so at times. We followed the coast under a very dark sky. No stars to be seen last night. Thanks to the stern light we did manage to distinguish dolphins swimming around the boat – that was the entertainment for the night after dinner on deck (curry – yumm!)
Down below is wet! We have to crawl on wet sails to get around, hanging wet weather gear and life jacket on a hook before hitting the first bunk available to rest for the 3 hour-watch.
As for the fleet, we could see a few boats afar once at dawn (just before 5 am). We believe Wild Thing is on our starboard ahead of us. In a few hours, the real fun will start with heavy winds during the crossing of the Bass Straights. Rumours on deck talk about 40 knots. The good news is the sun is slowly rising behind those big clouds and we will face the high winds in day light – always better than in the dark!