Volvo Ocean Race- Groupama reveal secret watch keeping system
by Sail-World on 1 Apr 2012
Leader of the Volvo Ocean Race for Leg 5, Groupama, have revealed a secret watch keeping system they have been employing since rounding Cape Horn.
Night sailing on flat seas for Groupama Sailing Team during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil. Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team © /Volvo Ocean Race http://www.cammas-groupama.com/
The secret system reduces windage from the extra crew being on deck, and avoids slowing the boat through excessive crew movement, and lowered centre of gravity, plus it enables the crew to maintain high energy levels, in this grueling race
Can someone remind us what day it is again?