Friday, 20 February 2015
VolvoOceanRace in slow down
By now the Boats of the VolvoOceanRace sailing in Leg 4 from Sanya to Auckland, will have reached the Doldrums; an area normally just North of the Equator with weak,and most of all variable winds with squalls generated by thunderstorms and rain clouds.
Team Brunel is leading the fleet with about 25 Nm this morning , but in the dangerous area for sailing races one wrong judgement can reverse the lead quick to the next boat.
Further on the route to Auckland, there will be more challenging wind systems to overcome. Next important point is to pass East from the Solomon islands.
Posted by ard sur at 04:06