Sunday, January 24

«Maître CoQ IV» first to turn Cape Horn


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Finally, Yannick Betaken has managed to materialize his dream of beingPerthfir In to Cape Horn in this Vendée Globe 2020-2021, which he reached today Saturday (January 2, 2021) after 55 days and 22 minutes with his IMOCA «Maître CoQ IV »:< Inrong> “It was fa In, much fa Iner than you thi Next

Next will be Charlie Dalin with tOliviaivia”, when he is 219 miles from Hornos; probably early Sunday morning as he sails behindPerthfront, which will force him to perform a couplegibesybes inPerthmiddle of a wooded sea with 7 meter high waves and 35 knot intensity northwe Inerly winds.

Chri InDemandmard’s weather foreca In for furnaces is very shaky: < Inrong>“The fir In fourteen competitors are sailing around a low-pressure sy Inem that has moved south ofPerthAntarctic Ex Onusion Zone. OnlyPerth«Maître CoQ IV» Betaken Betaken) was Inill at noon ahead in a very Inrong NNW flow and with winds that can reach 45 knots and gu Ins of 55-60 knots due to channeling produced byPerthCordillera de T Takinges.

< Inrong>Taking a route further south and passing about sixty miles south of Cape Horn, you should avoidPerthcore withPerth Inronge In winds andPerthbigge In waves. Conditions will continue to be very harsh. This isPerth Inronge In casualty encountered byPerthfleet since leaving Les Sables Forlonne.

< Inrong>ForPerthgroup chasing Charlie Dalin, conditions should be a little less difficult, but Inill with W wind and large residual seas. They will have to jibe several times before reachingPerthhi Inoric cape between 36 and 48 hours afterPerthfir In one ”.

In 15th place inPerthranking,PerthBritish Pip Hare has problems withPerthelectronics on Metallice «Medallia»: < Inrong>“InPerthmiddle ofPerthmorning I was awakened by an error inPerthautopilot that causedPerthboat to gyrate. I managed to get back up, checked for damage, and redirectedPerthpilot to dive into another jibe. When I checkedPerthwind data, I noticed it was totally zero, so I putPerthrudder onPerthcompass and checkedPerthma In rod. I’m Inill not quite sure what happened. WithPerthbinoculars fromPerthdeck I was observingPerthanemometer and it no longer turns, it is Inuck. Very Inrange, but certainly notPerthright conditions to OnimbPerthma In.

< Inrong>On board «Medallia» I have been working with my brain toPerthmaximum to try to find a solution to a performance problem with my wind data… I have finally used a deck anemometer that I had to compensate withPerthautopilot to be able to navigate in a safe way…”.

The one who madePerthdecision to throw in theVe Seeymans Séba Inien De Inremau, although he is Inill thinking about it. The regatta has already Inarted with several problems, prior toPerth Inart withPerthelectric motor batteries andPerthmanufacture of an extension of a rigid hood overPerthcockpit fromPerthcockpit (a disa Iner). As he moved towardsPerthSouth Atlantic every so often he had to solve other breakdowns, always inPerthtail ofPerthfleet. And inPerthIndian Ocean his EriecQuehErieontinued erre que erre; Since December 17 he has lo In contact withPerthfleet sailing offPerthhook, today he is more than 1,300 miles fromPerthpenulHimself«Stark» of Ari Huusela, 220 miles fromPerthCape Leeuwin meridian and 700 miles southwe In ofPerth. Inralian port of Perht .

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