Horn - 200
At 0500hrs UTC this morning the Cape Horn duo We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are making good speeds towards their date with the most feared Cape. We Are Water are at 200 miles away, sailing at 15.1kts making an ETA early evening, still around 1700hrs to 1900hrs. One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are 127 miles behind, having lost about 30 miles on their friends and rivals over the last 24 hours.
We Are Water look to have more wind, but from a more headed direction but they should go round in a NWW'ly between 18 and 25kts with big seas.
Leaders Cheminées Poujoulat have steadier E'ly winds through not yet really into the best of the trade winds yet, but they are making about 15kts in 15kts of breeze. They are still previewed to cross the Equator in three days time, and have made just under 300 miles in the last 24 hours.
Of the leading trio Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz have been the quickest over the last 24 hours, Neutrogena making 12.8kts average and so catching a few miles on the leaders and stepping just a little further away from GAES Centros Auditivos. They have SE'ly breezes of about 10-12kts but their regime does seem a little disturbed as they pick their way up the west side of a low. They are expected to be roughly five days behind the leaders when they cross the Equator.
Renault Captur are 1050 miles from Cape Horn and are not so pressed by strong winds as they have been, but Jorg Riechers and Seb Audigane have just gybed and are a little slowed as they now have their starboard rudder most loaded. They should reach the Horn as Cheminées Poujoulat crosses the Equator.
And Spirit of Hungary are making 10kts in light breezes.