The latest from Alfa Romeo. No record talk yet…
The good sailing continues with 15-20kt winds and similar boat speeds. Top speed for the boat so far has been 25kts and we had our best days runs to date of 431nm. The overcast sky has cleared and the sun beats down strongly making conditions inside the boat very sticky making it difficult to sleep during the day.
The spinnaker sheets are taking some punishment with the regular trimming and despite constantly dousing them with water they need to be changed out frequently. Likewise the winches need to be greased to minimize wear on the gears.
The water is crystal clear and when checking the foils for weed we can see all the way from the front rudder to the back rudder with the endoscope.
– Murray Spence