Cabo de Hornos

Relentless!
News FEB 17, 2015 07:01

Relentless!

As strong winds continue for the race leader Cheminées Poujoulat, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam expecting another spell of 35-40kts winds tonight, so almost all of the fleet are profiting from strong westerlies. From Cheminées Poujoulat which is approaching the mid-point of the Pacific to Spirit of Hungary at 200 miles to Cape Leeuwin, the Big South is delivering the kind of conditions everyone expects and profits from. The one exception is We Are Water which is in a little, trapped cell of high pressure and so having just 10-15kts winds.

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Emails from the boats FEB 21, 2015 19:42

Como un jovencito

Aleix Gelabert (One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton):

¡¡¡Por fin un poco de sol!!!
Hace un par de horas que se nos ha hecho de día... El frío es tan intenso que fuera, en contacto con el agua y el viento, en pocos segundos se te quedan las manos heladas.

Se agradece ver el sol, que hacía días que no veíamos... Han sido unos días intensos, en que no hemos dejado de cabalgar las olas ni un momento! Hasta el punto que hemos llegado a recorrer 432 millas en 24 horas según nuestro tracking. Un montón de millas para el viejo Kingfisher... ¡que ya hace 14 años que surca los océanos! Pero con las condiciones encontradas y nuestra arma secreta izada, ¡¡corría como un jovencito en plena forma!!

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News FEB 23, 2015 17:25

Máxima tensión en toda la flota

No existe ningún equipo de la flota que pueda relajarse hoy en la Barcelona World Race. Desde el primero hasta el séptimo, todos tienen un motivo de tensión. Para Bernard Stamm y Jean Le Cam, líderes a bordo del Cheminées Poujulat, se acerca un momento cumbre, el paso del legendario y siempre desafiante cabo de Hornos. El dúo franco suizo se encuentra a 500 millas de este hito, avanzando a buen ritmo merced a la compañía de una sitema meteorológico con buen viento del sur, lo que les dará buena velocidad para rodear el cabo previsiblemente el 24 por la tarde.

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Weather Forecast 24/02/2015
Meteo FEB 24, 2015 05:52

Weather Forecast 24/02/2015

Renault Captur has re-entered the race in a favorable pattern with a moderate N’ly wind and flat seas, allowing it to get quickly south into the roaring 40s/50s and back into the fight. Race leader Cheminees Poujoulat is making good progress toward Cape Horn in relatively moderate winds and seas, but conditions are expected to get a bit more robust in the coming day or two.

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Appoinment with Cape Horn this evening
News FEB 24, 2015 07:07

Appoinment with Cape Horn this evening

By comparison with Cape Horn's reputation for storms and big seas, Cheminées Poujoulat's Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, leaders of the Barecelona World Race look set to be granted a relatively straightforward passage later today. This morning the duo have been making 15-16kts of boat speed towards Cape Horn which is still 256 miles away for them at 0500hrs UTC. They are sailing in 20-25kts of SW'ly wind which is going to veer W, presenting them with great conditions to go north, subsequently routing though the Le Maire Strait - the 18 miles wide stretch which separates Staten Island (Isla de los Estados) from the E extremity of the Argentine bit of Tierra del Fuego. They will also go west of the Falkland Islands. Their ETA at  Cape Horn is around 21hrs UTC this evening

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News FEB 24, 2015 17:34

El líder, a punto de doblar Hornos

El líder de la Barcelona World Race, el Cheminées Poujoulat, doblará el cabo de Hornos previsiblemente esta noche, pasada la medianoche (hora de Barcelona). Al pasar el tercero de los tres grandes cabos de la vuelta al mundo a dos, el suizo Bernard Stamm y el francés Jean Le Cam abandonarán el inmenso océano Pacífico e iniciarán el retorno hacia Barcelona, con la remontada por el Atlántico que les deberá llevar al estrecho de Gibraltar. 

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Deliverance is Obvious...A Good Day
News FEB 25, 2015 07:04

Deliverance is Obvious...A Good Day

The deliverance from the Pacific will have been notable for Cheminées Poujoulat. After passing Cape Horn at 0100hrs this Thursday morning in 20-25kts of WSW'ly winds, passing 14 miles south of the rock, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam have accelerated into much flatter waters. Now they enjoy the twin benefits of the wind veered more to the west and the protection of Tierra del Fuego which has reduced the swell completely. And so as the Barcelona World Race leaders make towards the Straits de Lemaire which they should pass around 0900hrs UTC they are making 18kts in smooth seas. Today should feel like a good day, as they sprint north, set to pass west of the Falklands tonight.

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Weather Forecast 27-FEB-2015
Meteo FEB 27, 2015 05:48

Weather Forecast 27-FEB-2015

In the leading eastern fleet, gains are expected to continue for Cheminees Poujoulat as a strong SWíly flow from Cape Horn to north to 40S  gives them good downwind running conditions for the nest day or two.
Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos are making good progress toward The Horn on a building W to NW flow. The western fleet have been in tricky conditions negotiating complex low pressure which has moved south out of the sub-tropics. Some moderate to fresh upwind conditions and short, rough seas slowed progress late yesterday. However as the low moves south of them today/tonight, their eastward pace will quicken.

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