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Day 107 Last night in the Atlantic, last weekend at sea for Andy Meiklejohn and Wouter Verbraak on Hugo Boss
Andy Meiklejohn and Wouter Verbraak
should be having their last night in the Atlantic tonight,
contemplating passing the Straits of Gibraltar into the
Mediterranean some time tomorrow, but the question for the
Kiwi-Dutch duo is when?
This last night will be one which could be long and drawn out as
they have a transition zone to negotiate, which will see the wind
clock round to the east, rather than the useful SW and SE’lies which
have continued to let Hugo Boss make
speeds between 11 and 12 knots through Sunday.
Mid-afternoon Sunday they had around 188 miles to Tarifa, and for
sure will also be seeing the end of their final weekend at sea.
Present indications have Andy and Wouter
arriving Barcelona on Thursday evening, possibly into Friday
depending on their Med weather.
Predictions have them in the Straits of Gibraltar late tomorrow
afternoon in a brisk Levant.
On the other hand, Gerard Marin and Ludovic
Aglaor on Fòrum Marítim Català to
the west of the Canary Islands have been making 12-13kts in 20 to 25
knots SW’lies. The predictions suggest they can hold the more direct
course to Gibraltar, passing with a deficit of around one day
behind Hugo Boss.
In the South Atlantic, the We Are Water
have good easterly tradewinds near the Brazilian coast.
Jaume Mumbrú and Cali Sanmartí have a good
rhythm going, making 10 knots of average speed towards the Equator
which was 720 miles ahead this morning. Their passage of the
Doldrums will start tomorrow evening and threatens to be quite
complicated with a fair amount of stormy cloud activity.
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