Having made some large gains, Team SEB is looking forward to getting back in touch with the rest of the fleet
After some big gains last night, Team SEB has reached similar conditions as the leading group and therefore settled to equal speed. By now they are the southern-most yacht, but still long way to the east of everybody else.
“Marcel [van Triest, navigator] kept his promise,” that’s all they can say about their good advance after passing the Canary Islands. They are looking forward to getting back in touch with the rest of the fleet, which can take some time as they try to find their fastest route toward the next waypoint off the Brazilian coast. As their position is far to the east, it will be a different route compared to the other yachts.
Talking to Emma Westmacott, watch leader on Amer Sports Too, she reported that the breeze is picking up and that they are sailing along in comfortable conditions with the wind from the north-west. They plan to get south as quick as possible to get into the north-easterly trade winds. The whole team is still learning a lot about the boat and are improving every day.
With the wind conditions becoming better, the 24-hour runs are rising accordingly and Team SEB has covered 220 miles within the last 24 hours.
Position Report Day 10, 1006 GMT