It might be easy to ride the winds when the pressure is high, but areas of low pressure often put challenges for boats.
This was felt by the Vendee Globe fleet that was out there in the South Atlantic waters. The conditions represented low pressure on Saturday morning and it definitely puts up a test for the skippers there who had to regulate the speed as well as how to attack the race. The weather conditions included winds at 25 kts with water at flat levels. The race by Alex Thomson and his leading boat Hugo Boss was trying to maintain speed at 24 to 25 kts. This was along with the British skipper’s tries to stay ahead of the second boat. It definitely helped them in the early morning run.
Race Direction was being briefed by Vincent Rious of PRB who stated that the conditions of the waters proved ideal for the boats to sustain themselves at a record pace for 24 hours. Continue reading “Sails Of Vendee Globe Fleet”