(March 27, 2015; Day 12) – “It’s going to be fast and furious between now and Cape Horn,” says Race Meteorologist Gonzalo Infante, scanning the Volvo Ocean Race routing on the screen. Ahead of him, yellow turns to gold turns to orange turns to red. And where there’s red, there’s reason to be nervous.
“From a safety point of view this is concerning,” he continues. “The sea state is rough, and tonight, the boats will be hit by a cold front. These fronts travel very fast, faster than the fleet in fact. So as it blows over, they will experience a change of wind direction from northwesterly to westerly. It will be rough for the leading pack.”
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