Penultimate Day in Pacific
News MAR 6, 2015 08:11

Penultimate Day in Pacific

The Big South is coming to an end for the Garcia brothers and for Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa. They are no longer rookies when it comes to the southern oceans and tomorrow the two Spanish duos should relish the moment when they all cross Cape Horn for the first time.
They seem to be being offered quite favourable conditions for their penultimate day in the Pacific, NW and N'ly breezes 20-25kts though they have big seas. Both are due to round the rock tomorrow and are just 120 miles apart

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Weather Forecast 06/03/2015
Meteo MAR 6, 2015 07:23

Weather Forecast 06/03/2015

Cheminees Poujoulat has transitioned into the South Atlantic trade winds which will carry them north to the Equator. Still light, the trades build and angles free as they sail further north. Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos are managing a tricky spot of weather after crossing a ridge. A compact low pressure is passing just north and east of them and will bring a building S’ly as it passes to push them north again. In the Southern Ocean a massive storm has split We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton to the east, and Renault Captur to the west. Renault Captur is making a wide detour north to stay in more favorable winds around the low pressure. Meanwhile, Spirit of Hungary continues to struggle with lighter winds under high pressure which lies just south of the Ice Exclusion Boundary.

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When Tomorrow Comes
News MAR 5, 2015 17:55

When Tomorrow Comes

After a spell last night and today during which almost all of the Barcelona World Race fleet were in light or moderate winds, in the Atlantic and the Pacific, it looks more like Transition Time is ringing for many. The exception to the calls of 'It's Not Normally Like This Here' was Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane on Renault Captur who were 'motoring' across the Pacific at their statutory, speed limited 15-16kts, riding a fairly typical low pressure.

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