Leg 9 did not look good for CAMPER. A short 550 nm sprint from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland it was forecast to be dominated by two sail reaching – conditions that have proven to be the boat’s Achilles heel. However, it was a must win leg for the team if they were to have any hope of salvaging a top podium position. Determined to deliver a leg win the team reconfigured the boat and reduced its weight significantly – a fired up crew departed Lorient with their sights set on first place.
The result? A superlative sailing performance that saw CAMPER take out their first leg victory and 30 hard earned points that moved them to second overall for the race. Here’s a video giving a brief recap of all the action of the leg.