Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 – Malizia und das Buschfeuer im Senegal

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Mittwoch 14:31

Will Harris Sailing – Quick weather update to go with Boris‘s great analogy of the tracker looking like the kraken!

The reason we have gone to the west is because on the satellite images it is showing that bushfires in Senegal are causing the land to be darker. Therefore it is heating up more and the high pressure is moving to the east to block the easterly route south…….
We are pointing to the west towards a depression that we expect to become progressive and start moving to the east in the next couple of days. Once it does this, we can tack and blast reach down towards the south. The next challenge is then to avoid the Azores high so we are monitoring the weather files very closely to check its position. It’s crazy to see such a big split in the fleet but fingers crossed our route pays off! We expect to see bigger waves and more wind than those in the east, but we’re not afraid of pushing the boat

All good here, pretty calm conditions so lots of time for sleep