(March 28, 2015; Day 88) – It’s small Cape, a local Spanish landmark, but it could be argued that it’s the most definitive one of the Barcelona World Race. Cape Horn may be the biggest challenge of the two handed round the world race, but if you are not passing Cabo de Gata on the SE corner of Spain you are not finishing.
Cabo de Gata is the last mainland toehold on the climb up the Mediterranean to the finish line, quite often heralding a weather transition zone.
After passing Gibraltar (Tarifa 5 deg 37 W) last night at 1740hrs UTC Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz had a good passage making four gybes downwind in breezes up to 15kts. A slow-down before d…
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