Mixed metaphors and mixed fortunes in the Doldrums


I like this PR from the Transat Ecover B2B race yesterday, the transatlantic race back to Europe for Open 60s – it’s a real feast of mixed metaphors:

‘Exit the tunnel, get out of the doldrums, extract yourself from the light conditions, bring this meteorological magma to an end, this is the leitmotif for the 15 solo sailors in the Transat Ecover-BtoB, who are all caught in the clutches of this climatic “octopus”.’


Looking at the race viewer today, the octopus must have done it again and made a meal of Mike Golding. When will the guy get a break?