(December 23, 2015; Day 32) – Since the 40m maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 rounded the third great cape in her circumnavigation, wind speeds and directions have been unstable. The weather situation in the South Atlantic is as complex as it is unpredictable.
A large cell with very little wind at the tip of South America had split into several bubbles that moved randomly like in a glass of sparkling water… so off the Falkland Islands this Wednesday morning, Spindrift 2 was constantly switching between accelerating to more than 20 knots then slowing to 10 knots.
On today’s agenda is to catch a dying front to the north of these South Atlantic islands before picking up…
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