Cheminées Poujoulat have a particularly benevolent Atlantic opening up for them, rolling back to reveal downwind and reaching conditions almost all the way to the Equator. Slighty unsually Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will only sail a few hours upwind, Wednesday evening and night. They are now just north of the high pressue and have 15kts E'ly winds and only have that transition tomorrow night before entering a more settled E'ly flow. They are netting themselves an extra two days of advantage over Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos for their relatively easy Atlantic. Today Cheminées Poujoulat should cross their outbound wake
Neutrogena is in the high pressure and so are getting N and NW'ly winds, GAES Centros Auditivos between two systems and the delta between these two is not changing very much. They look set to be about five days behind at the equator. Anna Corbella and Gerard Marín have lighter winds and are slowed to about 9 kts this morning.
We Are Water are in good shape but took an unexpected hitch north yesterday but they are making 16kts towards Cape Horn. Their differential to One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton remains 220 miles.
Renault Captur continue to make steady progress, 15-16kts and in fact Jorg Riechers and Seb Audigane have been quickest in the fleet over the last 24hrs aking 383 miles.
This group of three look set to just miss a very maliciious looking low pressure which tracks south down the Chilean coast. But they can expect some very big, confused seas at Cape Horn.
Spirit of Hungary have very shifty, changeable breeze for the next 48 hours, just light and variable winds. They have been going well, almost matching Renault Captur's pace some 1692 miles closer to Cape Horn.