Monday, May 08, 2006

Battling to Windward

Dee Cafari is pushing past the Canary Islands heading to the North East to complete her single handed sail the "wrong way" around the world, against the prevailing winds and tides.

She's not the only one. Currently the Volvo fleet are getting the global challenge affect as they battle 20 knots of wind on the nose as they too sail north east, in their case towards New York.

The brisk conditions as in the forecast for 0Z hours tonight above have as expected seen ABN1 push pass the lighter wind favouring Farrs to open up an eleven mile lead with 143 to go.

Its going to be one bumpy night, and I doubt many will get much if any sleep.


Figure from www.stormsurf.com

1 comment:

Kerry Dye said...

"the global challenge effect" Like it :-) Wouldn't want to be doing it mind you...