Friday, January 20, 2006
Its not over till its over
Earlier in leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mike Sanderson's Black Betty was over 350 miles ahead of the rest of the fleet, only to see their lead evaporate at the windless centre of a high.
With under a hundred miles to the finish line in Port Phillip Bay he must be gnawing his fingernails to the bone wondering if the juniors on ABN AMRO TWO are to catch him again.
Now what matters is not the grib files and routing software, but knowledge and experience of sea breaze and tidal flows.
And who wants that first beer the most.
All in all, a bit like this year's Fastnet then!
Picture from Virtual Spectator