Nick Moloney, watch leader aboard Bruno Peyron’s maxi-cat Orange, chats on a recent audio interview with Mer & Media, about the conditions as the boat heads across the Bay of Biscay
Moloney, watch leader aboard Bruno Peyron’s maxi-cat Orange, chats on a recent audio interview with Mer & Media, about the conditions as the boat heads across the Bay of Biscay
The start was very exciting with strong winds, everyone was a little anxious and nervous due to our first experience so we were all a little conservative. We had a great ride across the Bay of Biscay and everyone got into the rhythm very quickly and became part of the boat and the sea.We’d spent a long time ashore with Orange, and the crew was happy to finally on the water.
Currently the weather is really nice we have about 18 – 20 degrees and are wearing shorts and jackets. There are some small squalls in the sky which are increasing the breeze and we have the full main and big gennaker up, the conditions are superb.
But how does Orange compare to Playstation? They are are both good boats but completely different. It’s like comparing a truck to a sportscar. Orange is responsive and user friendly, and Playstation is very powerful.
As well as getting to know the boat we’re having a lot of fun getting to know each other on watch. The first few days were cold, rough and windy and it was important to see how people responded in those conditions, everyone was strong and happy with good humour, and we are looking forward to the next 55 days together.