Growing Confidence
Emails from the boats JAN 29, 2015 07:01

Growing Confidence

Four weeks at sea and we have finally got what we came for: strong blustery winds, averages over 15 knots and winds over 30. I feel at home, especially after finally making it to the latitude of my birth, and am thrilled to be able to push hard in conditions that reward our efforts.

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Weather forecast 29/01/2015
Meteo JAN 29, 2015 06:48

Weather forecast 29/01/2015

The routing east is pretty clear for most of the fleet. Basically, staying within a couple degrees of the Ice Exclusion Zone is the optimum strategy. However, there may be an interesting situation for We Are Water coming in a few days, as a low pressure is expected to deepen off the southeast coast of South Africa. A deviation north may be necessary for them to deal with this low.

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Simply Quicker
News JAN 28, 2015 21:23

Simply Quicker

Cheminées Poujoulat are simply quicker this evening. As they arc slightly south and close down the separation which Neutrogena have, they are still making over 17kts averages while Neutrogena are still in the region of 15kts.
Renault Captur became the fourth boat to pass the longitude of Good Hope this afternoon, entering the Indian Ocean at 1630hrs UTC.

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