GGR: “Captain Coconut” made a pit stop in Australia

Australian mark Sinclair (Mark Sinclair), who was seventh in the non-stop round the world regatta single Golden Globe Race, stayed in his native port Adelaideto clean the hull of my boat Coconut (“Coconut”) from thickets of sea ducks and to replenish the water. Before he even had to use emergency desalination plant, because his tank was completely empty. Now “Captain Coconut” officially went to class Chiсhester.

“The Australian border service met me at the Bay of St. Vincent, so I went through customs,” wrote Sinclair about 11:30 Moscow time.

Russian citizen Igor Zaretsky, the closing fleet race and coming eighth, to the pit stop in Albany (southwest Australia) there are about 250 nautical miles.

According to the latest tracker, its speed is 2.7 node. If he continues in this mode, the port will reach in 3-4 days.

Meanwhile, the leader of the race, the Frenchman Jean-Luc van den Heede (Jean-Luc van den Heede) passes the Gulf of La Plata on the East coast of South America. In other circumstances he could admire the city of Buenos Aires, but now time is running out. Especially on the tail van den Heede hanging Dutchman mark Slats (Slats Mark), which has already passed the Falkland Islands.

According to the tracker, now between about 1,000 nautical miles, while Jean-Luc is to rate of 5.2 per node 0.3 a node faster than Slats. Yet the estimated time of the finish of the Slats — 30 Jan, and van den Heede — 18 Jan.

During the radio session with the race organizers Slats told me that his incredible speed (SOMETIMES up TO 15-20 KNOTS) near Cape horn last weekend was due to the fact that he was too busy running the boat in rough seas and forgot to reduce sail area.

In the fight for third place between Finn , Randmaa Uku (Uku Randmaa) and Briton Susie Goodall (Susie Goodall), trying to catch up to him, there has been little change. For unknown reasons, presumably due to incorrect determination of their coordinates, Randmaa slightly cut the corner of the restricted area in the South Pacific. Most likely, he’ll get a penalty clock that will bring him to Goodall.

However, now this pair, which is shared by about 380 nautical miles, another concern: both of Them now will lay the strongest storm.

At the time of the very unfortunate bad weather restricted area will be for them to officially open. They can try to “hide” in it if it will help them to stay safe.

“The barometer makes me nervous. Come on fall! Dreaming of a calm sea and the sun. I’m not happy with these waves,” wrote Goodall.

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