(November 6, 2015; Day 7) – One just needs to check the statistics to imagine the pace set by leading boat of the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe.
Since leaving Lanzarote, the boats ahead of the fleet have covered almost 1600 miles, at an average speed of 11 knots. If they could have sailed a direct course, they would have already crossed more than half of the Atlantic. However, the detour to the north of the Cape Verde Islands to pick up the trade winds cost them a further 370 miles or so. A few facts and figures.
It is still full speed ahead of the fleet. The trade wind is still strong and the conditions are conducive to speed, although this second part of course, …
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