(April 23, 2015, Day 4) – It has been a day of light winds for the fleet, which has been experiencing a northerly breeze in the range of 8 to 11 knots. For MAPFRE’s skipper Xabi Fernández, this has been pleasant.
“The truth is that we are going slow and although we all love strong downwind conditions, days like this are very welcome. After two or three days of 16-20 knots with a lot of spray on deck, a dry day with good weather is well received,” says Fernández. The fleet is still waiting for the right moment to tack when the wind shifts to the right.