Strait for the Straits
This morning Renault Captur is sailing in the Gulf of Cadiz, heading directly towards the Straits of Gibraltar. Jörg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane are already nearly on the longitude of Cape St. Vincent and the latitude of Tangier, with just 180 miles more of Atlantic sailing.
They are making rapid progress, averaging 14 knots overnight in moderate northerlies. These winds are predicted to ease in the Gulf of Cadiz before a new wave of fresh to strong Easterlies begins to blow out of the Straits tonight and tomorrow.
Spirit of Hungary, around 1,100 miles back, is nearly at the latitude of the Canarias. Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman have averaged 9.5 knots overnight in west-north-westerlies, but the trade are predicted to slacken off over the next 24 hours, before recovering some pace early next week.