(December 6, 2015; Day 15) – The north-north westerlies picked up even more strength this morning to the east of Madagascar, enabling the 40m maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 to reach average speeds of around 30 knots once again.
The area of the Indian Ocean where the trimaran has been sailing for the past couple of days remains tricky due to the presence of icebergs south of the course and high pressure to the north. The strategy involves sailing no closer than 50 nautical miles away from the biggest ice, while performing a series of gybes to stay in a ‘corridor’, on a run to the Kerguelen Islands.
The crew has access to satellite images taken by the French specialist ag…
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