Monday, February 11, 2008

250 Miles To Go!

After 92 days at sea, the end is near for Paprec-Virbac 2 who are less than 250 miles from the finishing line off Barcelona. The leaders are averaging about 10 knots, giving them 25 hours or so until their ETA of 20:00 GMT tomorrow evening. If they realise that ETA and finish tomorrow, they'll have been at sea exactly three months since the race start on November 11th.
Meanwhile, Hugo Boss is still pounding towards Gibraltar, on course to enter the Strait overnight tonight. As they tack into the Easterly headwinds, their VMG is suffering as they make good less than 5 knots towards their goal. Conditions should improve for them in the Mediterranean, with slightly more moderate seas and the winds are forecast to ease somewhat. -