Published on 14/07/2020

Complicated night aboard Prysmian Group 

The boat is jumping off the waves due to the speed of the boat. It hasn’t been very pleasant but it was important to keep pace with my rivals. The two autopilots blew one after the other. As such, in the middle of the night, I switched over to the emergency pilot, which only works in compass mode and doesn’t take into account the variations in the wind. Since this morning, I’ve been trying to find a solution and fortunately the boat has been fully up and running again since midday.

It’s the home straight to the finish now. I’m really happy with my race for now. I’ve battled hard. I think we’ll finish at around 04:00 hours tomorrow morning.