We are now on Day 11 of Leg 6 of the Globe40 RTW race. This Leg is about 3,600 miles long from Ushuia, Argentina to Recife, Brazil, and we have about 1,800 miles to go, so we are about halfway.
The Leg has been a bit slower than expected thus far due to light winds, but we are now off Buenos Aires, Argentina and moving pretty well in a steady SE wind.
After a spectacular first few days out of Ushuia and down the Beagle Channel and then through the Straits of LeMaire and Falkland Islands, we have been offshore and have seen no other boats at all. We had one tough night north of the Falklands where we were pressing hard to take advantage of a low-pressure system that would propel us northward, but as the wind gusted to the mid 30's, we had too much sail up and had an accidental gybe in the middle of the night that was pretty hairy...Read More >