Cheminées Poujoulat are fast again making 19.5kts in 25 to 35kts of W'ly breeze. In abiut 24 hours they will cross a transition into a SE'ly to have some downwind conditions. That is all well and good for Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam but they are now 1200 miles away from the coast and Neutrogena have a much better angle, racing more north just now. But som gains by Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz seem inevitable.
Neutrogena have 15-20kts of NW'ly but shortly they will progress into more upwind conditions.
In turn, as indicated yesterday when Anna Corbella spoke on the videoconference, GAES Centros Auditivos look set to go east of the Falklands, a big split from Neutrogena after days and days of tracking each other in the big south. That seems the low risk option for GAES Centros Auditivos who are 141 miles behind Neutrogena.
We Are Water have just under 2000 miles to go to Cape Horn, just past the midpoint of the Pacific and Bruno and Willy Garcia have good NNW'ly winds of 30-35kts. In the same system so do One Planet, One Oceam & Pharmaton, Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa. The delta between the two is almost static at around 175 miles and the first of this tight duo of friends should reach Cape Horn during the night of 6th to 7th March.
Renault Captur are going well in good SW'ly winds. They will have up to 30kts but in a few days time it looks like they will hit very light winds and the miles to Cape Horn will be harder.
Spirit of Hungary are in the west of the high pressure system now, in a NE'ly around 15kts but by tonight get back hitched to the low pressure train,expecting 25-35kts from the NW.