Fleet Slowdown?
News MAR 5, 2015 07:32

Fleet Slowdown?

With three boats in the Atlantic and four still in the Pacific it is slightly unusual than no team are flying. At this point the highest speed is Renault Captur, making 15,5kts and the slowest GAES Centros Auditivos. In the Atlantic, in tems of boat speed double figures is an achievement right now and Neutrogena are quickest at 10kts. But Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz have been unlucky to just average 4.1 kts over 24 hours meaning they have had one of their slowest days making just 113 miles.

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Weather Forecast 05/03/2015
Meteo MAR 5, 2015 07:01

Weather Forecast 05/03/2015

Cheminees Poujoulat has just about reached the trade winds in the South Atlantic, though it is a bit unstable and conditions will remain so for the next 24 hours or so. Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos are struggling to cross a high pressure ridge with light and variable winds, but more promising Nílies should arrive soon.
The Southern Ocean continues to provide strong winds and large following swells for We Are Water,One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton, and Renault. Meanwhile, Spirit of Hungary is moving through lighter winds under high pressure, with the situation not expected to improve for a day or so.

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Atlantic Angst. Pacific Anticipation
News MAR 4, 2015 18:31

Atlantic Angst. Pacific Anticipation

It can be the most frustrating stage of non-stop round the world racing. After completing the difficult, stressful four or five weeks in the big south, there is an almost inbuilt expectation that, by comparison, after rounding Cape Horn and passing the Falklands milestong, racing up the Atlantic life should be a bowl of cherries.
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