• Dec 16 Golden Globe Race Update


    UPDATE: SUNDAY 16th. Jean Luc Van Den Heede is struggling again to reach the favourable easterly winds just north of him so continues to push in head winds while Mark Slats is also slowed dramatically by light headwinds..while to door is now wide open for Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 to get around the CAPE HORN as the forecast storm there has dropped off a lot and he may now end up drifting around in light winds!.

    Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator has to delicately thread himself between two storms and the second due on the 20th DEC looks to be one of the biggest seen so far in the GGR! He needs to be south of the first small storm but not drop below 53S latitude by the 20th or he may be in forecast 12-15 mtr seas and 60-70 kt winds. GGR is closely monitoring this. Picture shows ISTVANS current position ( he may be end of the BLUE line by then) but the weather is for the 19th DEC with the HUGE storm coming fast from the west.

    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing has a solid breeze in typical southern Ocean weather for now and Игорь Зарецкий IGOR will make a major announcement tomorrow. #GGR2018
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