Blair Tuke is a large portion of a race far from finishing cruising’s triple-crown, and it may even accompany a littler fourth jewel.
The Olympic and America’s Cup champion was a piece of MAPFRE’s Volvo Ocean Race-driving group – clutching the general lead in the wake of being the third watercraft into Auckland toward the finish of the race’s 6th leg. Furthermore, subsequent to completing in a similar spot in the in-port race in Auckland on Saturday, the red pontoon clutched their lead in the in-port arrangement.
Be that as it may, Tuke knew his group’s position was not to be underestimated.
“We’re just most of the way,” Tuke brought up. “Anything can occur in the focuses so we’ll simply endeavor to do our best in each leg and see where we wind up.”
MAPFRE drove DongFeng Race Team by five focuses in the general standings, and only three focuses in the in-port race arrangement.
DongFeng took the win in the Auckland race in a rebound triumph, yet MAPFRE conquered their very own few troubles to cruise in and round out the platform.
“It’s entirely critical for us to have the capacity to demonstrate individuals of New Zealand and Auckland what the race is about very close and ideally it does great things for cruising in New Zealand and every one of us absolutely appreciated cruising out there in shut in the harbor.”
While the general standings were the essential component of the race, Tuke said he and the MAPFRE team were planning to end up as the winner in the in-port arrangement, as well.
“We need to push on and with the arrangement. It’s something that doesn’t generally make a difference general – it just breaks a tiebreak – however it useful for both certainty and the entire group on the off chance that you do well in these in port races it truly helps out with that certainty around the group.”
With the in-port race done and tidied, the teams had seven days to get ready before cruising pull out into the Southern Ocean in transit to Brazil on Sunday.
“We must know about where we’re going. The Southern Ocean is a quite all out place so we’ll get ready as we generally do – completely and ensure the pontoon and everybody’s fit as a fiddle and prepare to continue pushing on. We need to continue attempting to go as quick as possible.
When we leave one week from now it’s a totally unique brute and we’ll need to prepare for that.”