The Boats in the VolvoOceanRace fleet have just passed Mauritius and now sailing fast to the North on strong Easterly winds.
The image shows the daily progress in red of the VOR leading Boat and in blue for my Boat Paradise sailing virtual in LiveSkipper. (also under TAB Progress) Till now, I was able to sail along or even a little ahead of the VOR fleet, but in reaching conditions the new VO65 is faster than my Imoca60 boat.
|daily progress for VOR boats and My Paradise boat (LiveSkipper)|
The boats in the back of the pack, should be careful not to loose contact with the leaders, there is in these wind conditions little they can do about it though.
The Boats can not move to the West , because of the African exclusion zone, and are bound to sail Norht or maybe a little NE, which is not to bad considering the finish in Abu Dhabi.