Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Counting down the tacks

With ABN AMRO ONE less than a thousand miles from the finish line of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, can they count down the tacks as they count down the miles?

As one heads east in the picture above, the wind becomes increasingly southerly - so might even a single tack finish be possible?

Alas over the next few days the wind is backing increasingly northerly as can be seen in the figure below of Thursday's forecast. So there's more work to do before the sweet sound of the finishing gun.

Pictures from Virtual Spectator and Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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