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As Witty and the Scallywags close in to the skipper’s home turf on the way to their 5th place leg finish live on camera, the VOR folks put together this quick hit of sailors describing the Southern Ocean in one (or several) words. A good little piece capturing genuine thoughts on the dock after a brutal leg.
As good as it is to see such a strong leg performance from MAPFRE skipper Xabi Hernandez and crew, it’s a bit surprising to see boat breakages on both Dongfeng and Akzo playing into the race so strongly this leg. Caudrelier and his team saw mast issues ruin their chances for a win in 2014/15, and now their keel is the issue. Or is it?