ANDRES BLOG : TEAMSANYA
- OUR THOUGHTS TURN TO ACTIONPLANNING – LET’S GETBACKINTOTHIS RACE*
âThis is the strongest group of people I have ever been a part of, and I donât just mean the boys on this boat, which goes without saying, I mean everyone, the shore team, our supporters, our sponsors, the whole package, itâs a pleasure,â commented Richard Mason to Dave Swete and myself, while on watch this morning. It has been something we have known all along, but to hear it outright from a man who has done a few laps of the globe and has been a part of many different teams and organizations, that truly meant something. There is a strong sense of pride with this team and that is a characteristic that is invaluable.
We have dealt with adversity head on, and have all come together stronger throughout our time together. We are already focusing on the next leg. What can we do what, what is on the jobs list, are we going to be able to increase our fitness in the short time we have, what other improvments can we make to the race boat or programme. Each of the boys has had his wetnotes pad out in the last few days, making lists of thoughts and jobs that can move us upward and onward the next time we go sailing. There really is no time to sulk, or feel sorry for ourselves, now all our thoughts are âwhatâs nextâ, and âhow can be do better with what we have.â
We have gone to a two on, two on standby, and two off, watch system, which allows everyone to get adequate rest. We continue to make our way toward New Zealand upwind with about 12 knots of boat speed. We have about two days till we hit land and start our process of getting back into the race.
The plan is yet to comeâ¦