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Sal’s Ocean Globe Race Analysis: Crank everything in and head upwind.
The majority of the fleet, including Maiden are on Port Tack, so, the wind is blowing on their Port Side and they are heading South of East. Evrika and Helsinki...
Sal’s Ocean Globe Race Analysis: A big high.
Early days yet, things could change dramatically over the coming days. The navigators will be watching their barometers very carefully. There is a change in pace for this leg. Previously...
Sal’s Ocean Globe Race Analysis: Goodbye Auckland!
Cape Horn is a potentially dangerous area, the Drake passage between the Cape and The Antarctic continent is only 800 miles , causing a funnelling effect for the Low Pressure...
Sal’s Ocean Globe Race Analysis: Maiden arrives in Auckland after 38 days at sea!
The boat looked in fantastic order, as did the crew and their arrival was made even more special by the presence of Steinlager 2 and Lion New Zealand; 3 iconic...
Sal’s Ocean Globe Race Analysis: No place for complacency
Pen Duick VI is rounding Cape Reinga in solid breeze. Spirit of Helsinki is currently in 3rd with Maiden 4th.
Sal’s Ocean Globe Race Analysis: Snakes and Ladders in the Tasman sea
While the lead boats look towards the end of this long tiring leg, there is a problem over 4000 miles away for Sterna. They are in very strong winds with...
Sal’s Ocean Globe Race Analysis: Throw of the dice
It will be starting to feel like a terribly long time at sea for the crews on these yachts, especially as they had a short stop over in Cape Town,...
Sal’s Ocean Globe Race Analysis: Life at an angle resumes!
It will have been a stressful time for the navigators using sun sights and dead reckoning, trying to get it right and be on the correct side of the spot...
Sal’s Ocean Globe Race Analysis: Getting to the Waypoint
Helsinki and Maiden got stuck in the centre of the High and are struggling to find the breeze to escape. They should be back in decent breeze soon and will...
Sal’s Ocean Globe Race Analysis: A cold front is approaching…
The lack of weather information continuing to be problematic. The crew of Maiden will be watching the weather carefully for signs of a change, and a change is coming.