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// DAY 29 // JULES VERNE TROPHY //

Geschrieben von SPINDRIFT TEAM am .

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All Pictures Yann Riou (c)Spindrift

RUSHING EAST
Air and water temperature: four degrees Celsius. 33-knot south-westerlies blowing directly off Antarctica. The Southern Ocean atmosphere is back! In just 36 hours since Saturday morning, Spindrift 2 has closed her 473-mile deficit on the world record pace (her largest deficit since reaching the Pacific). Now, on Sunday evening, he is more than 100 nautical miles ahead of the current record pace, so he has gained nearly 600 miles on Banque Populaire V since Saturday morning, in what was one of the slowest phases of the circumnavigation four years ago for the current record holder. Spindrift 2’s bows are entering a cold and choppy sea at almost 60 degrees south. That means he is five degrees further south than Cape Horn, the legendary rock at the southern tip of Chili that the crew should round on Tuesday morning. Now experiencing perpetual daylight at these latitudes, the crew are kitted out like astronauts and take turns at the helm and on deck, working hard to get the most out of their boat, which has finally latched onto some wind again. The crew's current speed is like a festive gift: more than 33 knots over the past 4 hours, after a week of slow sailing on an almost smooth ocean.

Day 29 – 16h30 GMT
111.36 nm ahead the current record holder Banque Populaire V
Distance covered from the start: 18,517.1 nm
Average speed over 24 hours: 30.9 knots
Distance over 24 hours: 741.4 nm

18:05 GMT

RUSHING EAST

Air and water temperature: four degrees Celsius. 33-knot south-westerlies blowing directly off Antarctica. The Southern Ocean atmosphere is back! In just 36 hours since Saturday morning, Spindrift 2 has closed her 473-mile deficit on the world record pace (her largest deficit since reaching the Pacific). Now, on Sunday evening, he is more than 100 nautical miles ahead of the current record pace, so he has gained nearly 600 miles on Banque Populaire V since Saturday morning, in what was one of the slowest phases of the circumnavigation four years ago for the current record holder. Spindrift 2’s bows are entering a cold and choppy sea at almost 60 degrees south. That means he is five degrees further south than Cape Horn, the legendary rock at the southern tip of Chili that the crew should round on Tuesday morning. Now experiencing perpetual daylight at these latitudes, the crew are kitted out like astronauts and take turns at the helm and on deck, working hard to get the most out of their boat, which has finally latched onto some wind again. The crew's current speed is like a festive gift: more than 33 knots over the past 4 hours, after a week of slow sailing on an almost smooth ocean.

Day 29 – 16h30 GMT
111.36 nm ahead the current record holder Banque Populaire V
Distance covered from the start: 18,517.1 nm
Average speed over 24 hours: 30.9 knots
Distance over 24 hours: 741.4 nm

Thomas Rouxel above the Pacific, like an astronaut in zero gravity.

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14:50 GMT

Interview of François Morvan, helmsman-trimmer on Spindrift 2:

François, how are you?
Fine thanks, although it’s a bit cold this morning.

It’s cold at 59° South, but it’s not that dark.
No, not really. It was starting to get dark when I took the helm, but I was always able to make the sea out. It was twilight, and at the end of my watch it had got lighter again.

What’s the sea like?
It’s rough and choppy. We can surf one wave, only to slam into the next one so it slows us down anyway. We can’t accelerate and sail the boat very fast.

Right now, you’ve got the strongest wind that you’ll have on this part of the course. In a 30-knot wind, what’s your best boat speed?
At a wind speed of between 30 and 35 knots, we can reach a speed of between 35 and 38 knots. At a wind speed of below 30 knots, we manage to get a boat speed of between 30 and 35 knots.

You’ll soon have clocked up your third ocean in roughly 48 hours. Have you ever rounded Cape Horn before?
No, it’ll be my first time. I think it’s going to be a sort of deliverance as we’ll be back in nicer temperatures for sailing and we’ll start our way up the Atlantic. The conditions will be quite varied. It should be good !

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13:05 GMT

Weather forecast from Jean-Yves BERNOT

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Today, Sunday, December 20; a lively well established south-westerly flow of 30 kts between the Pacific High and a complex depression stagnating to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula.
A south-westerly swell of 4-5m. Some squalls. Cold weather.

Tomorrow, Monday 21; we will start our geometry course around the centre of the depression: to make best use of the curvature of the wind in order to get on to the road to Cape Horn route with a WNW wind of 25 kts.
We'll be approaching Cape Horn on Tuesday morning.

CARTO copie

Ross copie

09:35 GMT

SPEED, FINALLY !

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Position at 09 :00 GMT: 59 02 83’ S and 109 17.82 W
88,83 milles behind the record Banque Populaire V
Distance covered from the start: 18 302 nM
Distance traveled over 24 hours: 705 nM
Average speed over the last 24 hours: 29,4 kts
Sails: Mainsail 1 reef, string gennaker
Waves: 3.5m
Water temperature: 4°C
Air temperature: 4°C
Wind: 28 knts, South West
Distance to Cape Horn: 1 300 nM

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08:00 GMT

To see again the video Jules Verne Trophy - Day 26 - The right choice & gentleman's agreement between Spindrift 2 and Idec Sport onshore weather routers :

 

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