Dutchman mark Slats (Slats Mark) coming second in the Golden Globe Race, has passed Cape horn and out into the Atlantic around 6 am UTC 2 December. He walked 4.7 miles from the shore at speeds of 6.7 per node.
“The first boat out to sea and really close. Quite windy, good 50 knots, I focused on control of the situation. You can see mountains one big snow,” he writes in the messages.
Experts Golden Globe has been dubbed the Slats “beast” which “hunts” for the race leader, Frenchman Jean-Luc van den Heede (Jean-Luc van den Heede).
Sam van den Heede agree with this definition. Now boaters share of around 1000 nautical miles.
“You can’t say that I’m not worried about Mark, who day in and day shortens the distance between us. Each time a little bit, but yesterday he walked for 30 miles… Plays cat-and-mouse, allows luck. Nothing’s been decided. I have an 18-hour penalty, which I lose almost a day. Mark is a beast, did you see how he’s tough, he leads his boat, while I’m limited by security considerations. Yesterday I had two reefs in the mainsail, and if I were in race mode, it would be the only one. Prefer to come to the finish second, behind Mark than not to walk at all,” said last week Jean-Luc van den Heede during the session “question-answer” on the radio.
Another game of “tag” going on in the Pacific between Estonian Uku, Randmaa (Uku Randmaa) and Briton Susie Goodall (Susie Goodall). Coming third, Randmaa trying hard not to let yourself catch up and yet between them is still about 370 nautical miles.
But the main question relating to this pair, will Goodall to stay in the race? Now it remains only 20 liters of water. And this problem is even more serious than it may seem at first glance. If it fails within one month to catch fish, you have to get out of stocks frozen sublimate, and for their cooking, too, need water.
Coming in fifth place the American Kopar Istvan (Istvan Kopar) for the last time, slightly behind this company, but does not lose optimism.
“Today was disappointing dolphins shaving. I looked out in the red HELLY HANSEN with a white beard. They were hoping that I was Santa, who goes to the South pole”, — he said.
But Finn Lahtinen Tapio (Tapio Lehtinen, sixth place) is no fun. He was stuck in the South of New Zealand with almost no wind on Nov. 18, and only at the end of last week could finally at least a little to move forward.
“Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (Robin Knox-Johnston) drifted 68 days, I had only 12” — melancholy noticed it on November 30.