Sunday, 29 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race leaders clearing Brazil.

Up there over the Horizon is Miami.
The first 4 boats in Volvo Ocean Race have cleared the NE corner of Brazil and now sailing in the Tradewinds towards Miami.
On their route they will be confronted with some surprises most likely in the area that normally is known as the Dolldrums.
The first 3 boats are separate by about 10 Nm, and with some 3500 Nm to go, that means that ALL are still in to win this Leg 6; and don't forget Azzam at just 50Nm and considered to have a good speed on tail winds routes :)

The Boats in the VORG (virtual sailing game) are also round the Brazil corner already, that is to say the leading money spending boats, and sail almost same speeds as the Real Boats. Me , in my Paradise boat, sailing the No Money Sailors group are just south of Recife hoping to round it today.
In my LiveSkipper boat, I sail just within the Horizon of Recife and soon will be able to set the  Spinnaker for increased speeds.
All the progress of the different boats can be followed in the progress Map, sitting in the TAB above.

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