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Barcelona World Race - Duel in the Fifties

Barcelona World Race – Duel in the Fifties

Unbelievable, but true. Saturday morning, when they meet in the Fifties, in the middle of the South Pacific, less than 10 miles separate the duo sailing in the exclusion zone boundary of the ice as if they régataient along the coast. To contact and view almost in the heart of the Deep South! This promiscuity on liquids and desert areas may seem surreal.

In this hostile environment, far from any human habitation, it gives the full measure of the intense battle between the two teams, ordered to ensure, first of all, that no technical problem comes curb their fine mechanics.

We are Water,

The new 4th rudder damage suffered by the crew of Renault Captur is already causing some upheaval in the rankings. In the 52nd day of the race, the Garcia brothers We Are Water are hoisted himself in 4th position at the expense of the German-French duo forced to divert to Wellington to repair his damaged appendage. Obliged champing at the bit in headwinds to rally the New Zealand capital, Sébastien Audigane today to slow the base to start with the support of a local team, work from its expected arrival in the evening. The objective is to leave as soon as possible – and “to stop! “- Hunting the other boats in the fleet. Monday if all goes well for him and his partner Jörg Riechers, considering a stopover of about 48 hours. One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton, pointed this afternoon 420 miles behind We Are Water, is likely to have already taken the lead on the road that encircles Antarctica. Soon 1 000 000 … On board of Spirit of Hungary on Saturday, although it had started so well in tonics and endiabl és surfs, suddenly took a new turn. This morning, while they were progressing well established in 40 knots, Nandor Fa Conrad Colman and were beaten again with the headboard car mainsail. The young skipper had to recur in terms of vertical acrobatics. But this time, he was able to free the sail they could not drop or bring the rigging system got stuck, while the stormy conditions at the passage of a cold front virulent deteriorated. Pending an improvement, the duo plans tonight the need to call New Zealand to repair this vital part. Answer tomorrow when he will in turn enters the South Pacific. Whom troubled waters over soon to cross Cheminées Poujoulat, in the process, he crossed the threshold of 1,000 miles to go last to rally the exit door at Cape Horn. Cl assement 14h TU 1. Cheminées Poujoulat (B Stamm – J Le Cam) at 8101 miles from the finish 2. Neutrogena (G Altadill – J Muñoz) to 1 213 000 3. GAES Centros Auditivos (A Corbella – G Marino) 1 222 000 4. Renault Captur (J Riechers – Audigane S) 2 935 000 5. We Are Water (B Garcia – Garcia W) 3 229 000 6. One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton (A Gelabert – Costa D) 3 336 000 7. Spirit of Hungary (N F – C Colman) 4 123 000 They said Anna Corbella (GAES Centros Auditivos): ‘I prefer to double a boat, rather than trying to avoid getting double. I find it easier. I’d rather be hunting the first second! We are happy with our speed and our performance. Every day we get closer to Neutrogena. I think the front of the boat is the one with the least problems. It’s hard to gain pure speed here, so that the objective is to be careful not to break out of the Pacific Ocean in good shape and really start to fight in the Atlantic. We have no major problems, but the little things that we are watching closely. It feels a bit isolated. It lacks a bit of information, compared to all those available at home. You feel it. We need to know things. It was like being in another world. News on what is happening we ask our families and friends to send us the world ‘Aleix Gelabert (One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton)’. We are very happy, this week we did a lot of miles, we returned to We Are Water. We had very good conditions for this. We have the strong winds, but not too much, and under these conditions, we can push the boat gently. For the next few days, forecasts give us roughly 15-20 knots. We just trying to stay focused for the most possible miles towards Cape Horn. The boat is in perfect condition. We have no problem. We did the half course. It seemed pretty fast, and I expect that the next 50 days go faster; every mile brings us closer to home.

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