The sea is row, the low pressure systems succeed and Cheminées Poujoulat is now back to business, aligning again high speeds 19 knots this afternoon.
Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam fueled the middle of the Pacific Ocean, midway of the first inhabited land, or about 2,000 miles from New Zealand in their west and Chile in their east. In their aspiration towards Cape Horn, they always put more distance, 1,130 miles, with their pursuers, Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos.
The succession of depressions Southern leaves little time for skippers to question their isolation. For fifty days that they are struggling against the elements, the others the
mselves to ever closer toward the next hemisphere, the next ocean, the next course. For 25 days Cheminées Poujoulat opened scout po rds of the South Seas with their attendant sustained winds tempestuous. Win a Cruise pouième is incessant labor, especially when the waves sometimes recalcitrant mix. ‘We are aware of being away from it all’, told yesterday Bernard Stamm before to return to the delicate works of his boat. Back to the civilized world Competitors lonely in these hostile territories are entitled to want to flee faster. Right in the Pacific Ocean, in case of necessity, the first relief organizations (MRCC) are approximately 2000 nautical miles. Once longitude 130 ° W reached, which is the case of Cheminées Poujoulat, the Chilean army supports any help. Have a boat competing in the vicinity reassuring. The match race that compete Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditi
vos is sumptuous, with a gap still oscillates betw een 40 and 50 miles; it also offers the assurance of a quick help in case of problems. Renault Captur turbined there are two days in their wake. Since yesterday, Jörg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane will confuse to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand in the south of the North Island. Continue with faulty rudder in the Pacific was too risky. In, easing winds, the road to their base will be long, until Saturday they say. The boys network is currently mobilizing to support them and allow them to leave as soon as Monday they hope. As Guillermo Altadill and José Muñoz before them, they will come back time to the civilized world. Internet and phone Except for Neutrogena and GAES, others argue isolated in their own race. Some 4,000 miles separate Cheminées Poujoulat and Spirit of Hungary. Between the two ends, the duets are separated by several hundred miles.
Of course, the vagaries of weather tighten and loosen the elastic spreads. One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton has halved the distance that separated him from We Are Water, earning more than 415,000 since February 16. On board the Spanish ship which currently plays in the same speed range as the leaders, the Gelabert duo / Costa discovered this particular world already surveyed by Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam. ‘I feel isolated from the world of everyday hectic life, “wrote Aleix Gelabert. ‘Here, days are different and the like, but I do not feel lonely, I feel accompanied. Accompanied by Didac by One Planet One Ocean, through the thoughts of all those who follow us and encourage us.
By sending messages, many, new media buried the story of the pioneers of the world tour. ‘How can we feel alone in being connected by the internet and by phone?’ said Bruno Garcia who recognizes the importance of this link with social life on land. These tools also ensure the exchange of information with the race management and technical teams. But at a time of difficulties, it remains that the sailors could rely on themselves Ranking at 14:00 GMT. 1. Cheminées Poujoulat (B Stamm – J Le Cam) at 8870.3 miles from the finish 2. Neutrogena (G Altadill – J Muñoz) in 1129.9 miles 3. GAES Centros Auditivos (A Corbella – G Marino) to 1167.6 miles 4. Renault Captur (J Riechers – S Audigane) at 2135.0 miles 5. We Are Water (B Garcia – Garcia W) at 2778.8 miles 6. One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton (A Gelabert – Costa D) at 3205.9 miles 7. Spirit of Hungary (N F – C Colman) at 4054.3 miles They said Sébastien Audigane (Renault Captur): ‘We sailed to Wellington we believe in reaching fifty hours. We prepare repair the rudder and we will take the opportunity to fix a few things. We are still in the race. We are always on the bottom. To go as fast as possible in Wellington, which is not really on the road to Barcelona. And when we repaired, we will be the way to Barcelona. It has contacts that come from the North Island and it is easier to go there than Invercargill where Neutrogena stopped. Saffron has been secured with a sock, a skin case for retrieving a profile, but this profile is too thick. As for the keel, we had an engine problem at the time of turn but since resolved. We hope to start Monday morning or during the day. We have to catch up with our friends living even if we can not catch everyone. We aim for fifth place and if the conditions are right, why not approach the two brothers (Bruno and Willy Garcia on We are Water, Editor’s note) ‘Jorg Riechers (Renault Captur)? The boat is great, we good conditions and saffron no problem. The wind eased, 9 knots and we move to 6-7 knots, it will be a long road to Wellington.
This is the fastest place to go and we will find the best facilities for repair and good sites. Now it’s a race against time and we have to save what can be, but this is a new challenge. Completing a race around the world is a goal in itself. If we can fix in the range of 24 to 30 hours, we still have a chance to catch our fourth th place and we would be very happy. And if we start from Wellington Monday morning at 8 am, French time, we have a chance to stay fifth. This is our new goal, our only motivation to stay in the race. Otherwise, you’re on a cruise and it is not our intention ‘Guillermo Altadill (Neutrogena)’. When we had to divert to New Zealand to repair the generator, it was hard to come back and see that we had lost so many miles, especially since it was not so easy to come back since we had an anticyclone on our way. That’s why we do not want to worry about the rest of the fleet. We do not look at the rankings, I do not see where the others are. I have some idea. I know Renault Captur is out of the race for the time to repair their saffron but we do not care about other boats, no con trol positions. We are focused on our speed and try to do our best with the wind and the race.
by Barcelona World Race and sail-world.com