A straight ride home?
Things have improved slightly for Jorg Riechers and Sebastien Audigane who are now in a more modest, useable 17kts of ENE'ly breeze now less than 300 miles to the finish line in Barcelona. They should have a good passage now until the final miles when it will get lighter. And since the closed to Cabo Nao their speeds on Renault Captur have risen significantly, now making 10-12kts. They are now expected to reach Barcelona on the morning of Thursday 16th April.
Just under 25 miles off Madeira, Spirit of Hungary are sailing on a course almost directly towards the Straits of Gibraltar. Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman have 14kts of WNW'ly winds which will become more SW for their approach to the Straits.