Sunday, November 2, 2008

Portimão Global Ocean Race update

Jeremy Salvesen enjoy a mid-Atlantic swim -
A look over the transom - Week three of the Portimão Global Ocean Race:

Two words sum up week three of the Portimão Global Ocean Race. Beluga Racer. The German entry, co-skippered by Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme, continue to dominate the race in classic case of the rich getting richer. Since exiting the doldrums Beluga Racer has stretched out a lead that is, barring some disaster, almost insurmountable. At the 21:20 UTC poll on Sunday evening Beluga Racer had extended their lead to almost 500 miles over the chasing double-handers, Desafio Cabo de Hornos and Team Mowgli. Riding the edge of a swirling low pressure system that spun off the South American coast, Boris and Felix set their largest spinnaker and romped away from the chasing pack. They barely had time to look over their shoulders as they tackled the South Atlantic eating up the miles and spitting them in their wake. Read more...