The's nothing more frustrating to a sailor than lack of wind. The worst thing about last year's Fastnet was the time drifting around Lands End before gently bobbing out into the Celtic Sea. So it could be worse for the boats of the Volvo Ocean Race, and by the look of the forecasts it might well get worse. At least we had the dolphins to look at.
The next 24 and 48 hours looks like above - dark blue (thats the lowest wind colour) and arrows all over the place. At least at the moment they're moving - around 10 knots is half what they want to be doing, but hey, it will still get them there in just over 2 days.
Keep thinking of Ipanema Beach boys!
Graphic from www.stormsurf.com