Leaderboard – 10|01|2023

News from the fleet:

 

Alexforbes ArchAngel

Hi all we first had our formal gala for crossing the GMT and there after the party started it was great fun you all missed a good time being at sea isn’t that boring at all.

Argonaut
Lovely day in the sun, lots of swimming. Dolphins. Some maintenance tasks. DOD award to the crew member who put the bag of rice back in the cupboard upside down.

Adventurerio 4

Last night we were sailing into strong headwinds and suddenly they changed, so in a few minutes we had a spinnaker up. Winds were light and favorable but near noon they disappeared completely! We dropped our main to put some protective patches, and have tried many headsails, but none able to make us surpass the 2kt barrier…

To compensate, we had a great lunch and chocolate cake with custard for dessert. The sea water just jumped 2 degrees higher, reaching 26C, and with air temperature at 29 degrees and no wind to refresh, it’s hot here!

Our initial expectation was to arrive by January 17 but that date will for sure happen later. We are doing our best to lower that, but the winds aren’t collaborating.

Shosholoza!

Atalanta
mad morning negotiating frontal system.  been all over the show.

DHL Me2Me
Another day of duck pond still water, the team are gearing up for a water sports day!

Cool Ideas Nemesis
All good with all on board.

Very pleasant sailing last night with a short period of light wind. Nice warm day but close hauled sailing. Just had a swim in the big blue sea.

Felix
News of the day. Wind &, exuberance fill the air as we cruise at 6kn after a dismal 2 days. Miss Congeniality was back for a while until his fishing lure got caught in the propeller and had to jump overboard (in a hove to position) to cut free the propeller. We now have a neutral smelling John Wick as we have had to enforce water rationing. It’s sad to hear of 2 big personality boats retire and we sincerely hope to be able to share a caparhinia? with them in Rio. Jacqui sacrifices to Neptune continue, with an airpod joining a cap and a glove overboard. She is continually tethered to the boat. The smile on the one who looks like a sailor is back.  Closely correlated to the speed of the wind. Although outwardly content, the skipper appears to be rotting away from the groin up with salt sores.

Nyamezela 
All well on Nyamezela..

Ray of Light

Had a challenging 24hrs, light wind, no wind, 15 knots, squalls, more swimming, a Dorado on board, A3 spinnaker rebuild, water making.

The impeller turned out to be in great shape. When we were swimming yesterday Tammy got a huge fright when a covid mask brushed her arm. Working theory is that the mask blocked the water intake on the saildrive. Engine all good.

Definite evidence of our collision with anti fouling gone from the leading edge of the keel and in two places on the rudder. Maybe we hit a body at sea, picking up the mask in the process. What are you theories?

Sean decided to blind cast a small popper while we wait for wind, bang, Dorado on! Just landed the second of the  day. Malcolm and Jenna are doing a pro repair on the A3. Going to be better than new.  Spirits high while we wait for the breeze.

Thanks for all the messages and support appreciated

 

Translated 9
All is well on board




THESE RESULTS ARE PREDICTED OR PROVISIONAL – 10/01/2023 14:00:00B
Line Honours:

Pos Name Rating Last update DTF (NM) Distance Sailed (NM) VMG Recent (Knots) Estimated finish time (SAST) Elapsed time Estimated finish time (SAST) corrected Elapsed time corrected Latest Position
1 Norhi 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:06 1815.6 1738.5 5.5 24 Jan 06:47:37 21d 16h 47m 37s 24 Jan 06:47:37 21d 16h 47m 37s 026° 58.560S, 009° 53.388W
2 Aventureiro 4 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:05 1841.5 1603.0 5.8 23 Jan 20:49:13 21d 6h 49m 13s 23 Jan 20:49:13 21d 6h 49m 13s 027° 00.522S, 009° 24.300W
3 Translated 9 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:05 1920.3 1502.6 6.4 23 Jan 03:48:18 20d 13h 48m 18s 23 Jan 03:48:18 20d 13h 48m 18s 028° 24.150S, 007° 56.592W
4 Atalanta 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:06 1997.3 1448.5 3.2 05 Feb 13:54:41 33d 23h 54m 41s 05 Feb 13:54:41 33d 23h 54m 41s 026° 12.342S, 006° 31.122W
5 Nemesis 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:05 2066.1 1394.6 4.5 29 Jan 16:08:06 27d 2h 8m 6s 29 Jan 16:08:06 27d 2h 8m 6s 029° 03.852S, 005° 11.442W
6 Audaz II 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:06 2169.1 1370.2 3.5 05 Feb 16:32:29 34d 2h 32m 29s 05 Feb 16:32:29 34d 2h 32m 29s 022° 52.422S, 003° 41.996W
7 Ray of Light 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:05 2191.7 1470.6 5.2 28 Jan 06:06:55 25d 16h 6m 55s 28 Jan 06:06:55 25d 16h 6m 55s 022° 01.608S, 003° 25.674W
8 Sterna 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:04 2274.2 1150.4 3.2 08 Feb 21:29:46 37d 7h 29m 46s 08 Feb 21:29:46 37d 7h 29m 46s 027° 10.716S, 001° 17.688W
9 Alexforbes ArchAngel 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:00 2314.0 1185.5 1.3 23 Mar 04:04:17 79d 14h 4m 17s 23 Mar 04:04:17 79d 14h 4m 17s 025° 45.114S, 000° 40.062W
10 Felix 1.000 10 Jan 14:07:34 2356.1 1064.6 4.6 31 Jan 23:58:17 29d 9h 58m 17s 31 Jan 23:58:17 29d 9h 58m 17s 027° 52.063S, 000° 17.300E
11 Faros 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:05 2364.1 1033.3 3.4 08 Feb 11:09:29 36d 21h 9m 29s 08 Feb 11:09:29 36d 21h 9m 29s 027° 53.844S, 000° 26.448E
12 DHL Me2Me 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:05 2473.5 1076.8 2.2 25 Feb 11:55:25 53d 21h 55m 25s 25 Feb 11:55:25 53d 21h 55m 25s 026° 05.322S, 002° 20.280E
13 Argonaut 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:06 2475.9 1237.8 2.0 02 Mar 21:39:46 59d 7h 39m 46s 02 Mar 21:39:46 59d 7h 39m 46s 021° 32.376S, 001° 39.546E
14 Nyamazela 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:07 2483.4 1012.5 1.2 06 Apr 22:59:07 94d 8h 59m 7s 06 Apr 22:59:07 94d 8h 59m 7s 025° 19.128S, 002° 25.674E
Tarini 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:04 2451.5 1274.0 3.2 11 Feb 16:12:21 RETIRED – Skipper retired 08/01 020° 59.442S, 001° 06.060E
The Impossible Machine 1.000 10 Jan 14:00:01 2490.2 1096.0 4.8 01 Feb 08:19:55 RETIRED – 09/01 – skipper retired vessel 025° 02.874S, 002° 31.062E

IRC

Pos Name Rating Last update DTF (NM) Distance Sailed (NM) VMG Recent (Knots) Estimated finish time (SAST) Elapsed time Estimated finish time (SAST) corrected Elapsed time corrected Latest Position
1 Translated 9 1.134 10 Jan 14:00:05 1920.3 1502.6 6.4 23 Jan 03:48:18 20d 13h 48m 18s 25 Jan 21:58:30 23d 7h 58m 30s 028° 24.150S, 007° 56.592W
2 Felix 0.932 10 Jan 14:07:34 2356.1 1064.6 4.6 31 Jan 23:58:17 29d 9h 58m 17s 29 Jan 23:57:55 27d 9h 57m 55s 027° 52.063S, 000° 17.300E
3 Ray of Light 1.118 10 Jan 14:00:05 2191.7 1470.6 5.2 28 Jan 06:06:55 25d 16h 6m 55s 31 Jan 06:49:01 28d 16h 49m 1s 022° 01.608S, 003° 25.674W
4 Nemesis 1.081 10 Jan 14:00:05 2066.1 1394.6 4.5 29 Jan 16:08:06 27d 2h 8m 6s 31 Jan 20:47:45 29d 6h 47m 45s 029° 03.852S, 005° 11.442W
5 Atalanta 1.007 10 Jan 14:00:06 1997.3 1448.5 3.2 05 Feb 13:54:41 33d 23h 54m 41s 05 Feb 19:37:22 34d 5h 37m 22s 026° 12.342S, 006° 31.122W
6 Audaz II 1.126 10 Jan 14:00:06 2169.1 1370.2 3.5 05 Feb 16:32:29 34d 2h 32m 29s 09 Feb 23:40:39 38d 9h 40m 39s 022° 52.422S, 003° 41.996W
7 Sterna 1.071 10 Jan 14:00:04 2274.2 1150.4 3.2 08 Feb 21:29:46 37d 7h 29m 46s 11 Feb 13:04:35 39d 23h 4m 35s 027° 10.716S, 001° 17.688W
8 DHL Me2Me 1.008 10 Jan 14:00:05 2473.5 1076.8 2.2 25 Feb 11:55:25 53d 21h 55m 25s 25 Feb 22:16:30 54d 8h 16m 30s 026° 05.322S, 002° 20.280E
9 Argonaut 1.055 10 Jan 14:00:06 2475.9 1237.8 2.0 02 Mar 21:39:46 59d 7h 39m 46s 06 Mar 03:57:51 62d 13h 57m 51s 021° 32.376S, 001° 39.546E
10 Alexforbes ArchAngel 0.997 10 Jan 14:00:00 2314.0 1185.5 1.3 23 Mar 04:04:17 79d 14h 4m 17s 22 Mar 22:20:28 79d 8h 20m 28s 025° 45.114S, 000° 40.062W
11 Nyamazela 0.948 10 Jan 14:00:07 2483.4 1012.5 1.2 06 Apr 22:59:07 94d 8h 59m 7s 02 Apr 01:12:22 89d 11h 12m 22s 025° 19.128S, 002° 25.674E
The Impossible Machine 0.972 10 Jan 14:00:01 2490.2 1096.0 4.8 01 Feb 08:19:55 RETIRED – 09/01 – skipper retired vessel 025° 02.874S, 002° 31.062E
Tarini 1.162 10 Jan 14:00:04 2451.5 1274.0 3.2 11 Feb 16:12:21 RETIRED – Skipper retired 08/01 020° 59.442S, 001° 06.060E

 

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