(December 14, 2015; Day 23) – The 40m maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 is now on the return journey having crossed at midday on Monday the 180-degree meridian or the antemeridian, which is literally on the other side of the world. The meridian also marks the International Date Line, which gives Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their crew a second 14th of December.
The conditions that lie ahead for the trimaran are not straightforward: light and unstable winds due to a system at 60° South that is moving up to the North East. Whilst Spindrift 2 is sailing on a slightly northerly course, to avoid the ice on the shorter southerly route, a lot can yet happen.
An unexpected surp…
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