Home | News | Light wind around the gates
NEWS

Light wind around the gates

Par Virtual Regatta - December 6 2012



The wind and the forecasts never cease to jangle the nerves... with an unpredictable bubble of light air floating around the first and second gates, many players feel like they are caught in an endless fog and strategies are difficult to plan. This probably explains some erratic trajectories from experienced players.

The leaders seemed to have been continuing their journey unhampered by such trifles. However, even they now are stuck in an area of light wind at the second gate and those to the south are powering towards this gate in much stronger wind. It will be interesting to see how those in the south, such as Waterhammer and Mic_kas, deal with the next 12 hours and how much ground they can make up on the current leaders, Meindray RKN and Cofreno.

Those in the south will feel happier tonight that their more conventional circumnavigation is paying off. However, they still have to deal with the gate in order to sail the course to the rules.



More news
October 29 2014
#VVOR: ICEBERG LIMITATION ZONE NOW ACTIVE
October 27 2014
#VVOR: What is the The St Helena High?
October 25 2014
#VVOR: Are you a pollywog or a shellback?
October 22 2014
#VVOR: Snakes and Ladders in the Trade Winds
October 20 2014
#VVOR : It’s a Poker Game at Cape Verde
October 17 2014
#VVOR: The Inconsistencies in the Tropic of Cancer
September 18 2014
Thank you for supporting RSPB’s Save the Albatross campaign
September 2 2014
Virtual Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
August 10 2014
Newsflash: Race Postponement Announced
July 30 2014
Virtual Regatta Exclusive: Come Sail with the new Volvo Ocean 65

PLEASE LOG IN

Email Password
Remember me
LOGIN
OK