Leaderboard – 25|01|2023

News from the fleet:

Adrian Kuttel’s exhausted face says it all!
Argonaut
Well we can almost smell the finish line. Last night skipper was woken as lightning was spotted on the horizon, directly in front of us and on our course. Whilst avoiding action was taken the lightning and accompanying low pressure also took action and moved in front of our path. Rather than sail around the storm we chose to sail directly through the “eye of the storm.” Words cannot describe the breathtaking scenes that we experienced. Deep darkness became the dramatic backdrop for nature’s most powerful light show. The air took on an electrical scent. Darkness turned to light. Glorious and terrifying. Dichotomous. Biblical weather that propelled us forwards but southerly. Whether that southerly element will pay off today is yet to be seen. Last we checked archangel is close but far and our epic battle to the finish line may come down to the wire. Also we no longer need to wash down the decks on arrival. The weather gods took care of that last night. Coming off watch one crew member commented that he was now a merman.
Nyamazela
All well.. had an awesome full day with our spinnaker “Chicken” yesterday… We decided to keep flying it through the night (normally we’ll only sail with a genoa at night time). So +-23:30 Wynand woke me up shouting…. Chicken wrapped around the forestay including spare halyard.. What a mess… we struggled for close to an hour and couldn’t get it down … we jybed 3 times… thank goodness for decent anti-gybes..halyard wrapped around top of genoa and no ways we could get it down. Wynand managed to catch the two clews and started winding Chicken like a sausage 😋 We tucked the chicken sausage behind the main and continued sailing under mainsail only for the rest of the night. This morning with first light we decided that today we are going to slaughter Chicken. It took us about an hour to un-wind and un-tangle the lot. Fortunately there was a bit of a weather gap… We are sailing under full sails again and the Chicken sausage is laying in the saloon… When we had a bit of e rest we will un-tangle and stuff it in the bag. 🤣😁⚓️
Cool Ideas Nemesis
All good with all on board. Maintaining heading for Rio between jib & mainsail or Code zero. Land in sight since daybreak. Feels good to be 63 nm out from the finish.
Felix
Felix goes fishing. Well we got smashed up by 2 marlin today so had to pull in the bungees to avoid losing all our fishing gear. For a minute we watched as 1 of them tried to shake the lure and perform its aerobics acrobatics. The helmsman was lucky to avoid the recoil of the bungees as the lines snapped. We are finally beneath the clouds and making good speed towards Rio, and can almost smell those cappharinos?. The one who looks like a Sailor befriended a bird that sought refuge on our spray dodger last night, a mere 2m away from the him. It was too exhausted to carry on any further on its own steam. That wild look after introduction of water rations has abated, and we no longer carry around our bottles for fear of losing them. The Sailor has capitulated on the bread front and the baking hat now rests on Doubtfire’s bald head. Otherwise all is just peachy aboard. Till tomorrow. Out


THESE RESULTS ARE PREDICTED OR PROVISIONAL – 24/01/2023 14:00:00B
Line Honours:

Pos Name 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 0,0 3808,1 21 Jan 10:42:16 18d 20h 42m 16s 21 Jan 10:42:16 18d 20h 42m 16s 022° 57.042S, 043° 10.254W
2 Aventureiro 4 0,0 3646,7 22 Jan 15:24:53 20d 1h 24m 53s 22 Jan 15:24:53 20d 1h 24m 53s 022° 57.085S, 043° 10.337W
3 Ray of Light 0,0 3842,2 24 Jan 04:12:15 21d 14h 12m 15s 24 Jan 04:12:15 21d 14h 12m 15s 022° 57.096S, 043° 10.314W
4 Atalanta 0,0 3662,5 24 Jan 05:13:06 21d 15h 13m 6s 24 Jan 05:13:06 21d 15h 13m 6s 022° 57.096S, 043° 10.326W
5 Audaz II 0,0 3699,1 24 Jan 07:05:07 21d 17h 5m 7s 24 Jan 07:05:07 21d 17h 5m 7s 022° 57.136S, 043° 10.316W
6 Translated 9 0,0 3645,4 24 Jan 07:34:17 21d 17h 34m 17s 24 Jan 07:34:17 21d 17h 34m 17s 022° 55.152S, 043° 10.272W
7 Nemesis 25 Jan 14:00:00 66,1 3733,7 6,3 26 Jan 00:30:24 23d 10h 30m 24s 26 Jan 00:30:24 23d 10h 30m 24s 023° 11.274S, 041° 53.940W
8 Argonaut 25 Jan 14:00:06 196,4 3665,2 4,4 27 Jan 10:26:34 24d 20h 26m 34s 27 Jan 10:26:34 24d 20h 26m 34s 023° 26.874S, 039° 32.964W
9 Alexforbes ArchAngel 25 Jan 14:00:22 202,3 3462,8 5,3 27 Jan 04:01:31 24d 14h 1m 31s 27 Jan 04:01:31 24d 14h 1m 31s 022° 50.274S, 039° 25.092W
10 Sterna 25 Jan 14:00:34 279,8 3437,3 7,6 27 Jan 02:35:29 24d 12h 35m 29s 27 Jan 02:35:29 24d 12h 35m 29s 022° 31.788S, 038° 02.448W
11 Faros 25 Jan 14:02:32 625,5 3036,7 6,0 29 Jan 22:06:17 27d 8h 6m 17s 29 Jan 22:06:17 27d 8h 6m 17s 021° 26.976S, 031° 55.908W
12 Nyamazela 25 Jan 14:01:09 634,1 3031,8 6,3 29 Jan 18:54:55 27d 4h 54m 55s 29 Jan 18:54:55 27d 4h 54m 55s 021° 19.854S, 031° 48.012W
13 Felix 25 Jan 14:00:05 664,1 3037,8 6,6 29 Jan 18:07:27 27d 4h 7m 27s 29 Jan 18:07:27 27d 4h 7m 27s 021° 33.972S, 031° 12.480W

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 Atalanta 1,007 0,0 3662,5 24 Jan 05:13:06 21d 15h 13m 6s 24 Jan 08:51:10 21d 18h 51m 10s 022° 57.096S, 043° 10.326W
2 Ray of Light 1,118 0,0 3842,2 24 Jan 04:12:15 21d 14h 12m 15s 26 Jan 17:21:08 24d 3h 21m 8s 022° 57.096S, 043° 10.314W
3 Audaz II 1,126 0,0 3699,1 24 Jan 07:05:07 21d 17h 5m 7s 27 Jan 00:44:31 24d 10h 44m 31s 022° 57.136S, 043° 10.316W
4 Alexforbes ArchAngel 0,997 25 Jan 14:00:22 202,3 3462,8 5,3 27 Jan 04:01:31 24d 14h 1m 31s 27 Jan 02:15:19 24d 12h 15m 19s 022° 50.274S, 039° 25.092W
5 Translated 9 1,134 0,0 3645,4 24 Jan 07:34:17 21d 17h 34m 17s 27 Jan 05:27:43 24d 15h 27m 43s 022° 55.152S, 043° 10.272W
6 Felix 0,932 25 Jan 14:00:05 664,1 3037,8 6,6 29 Jan 18:07:27 27d 4h 7m 27s 27 Jan 21:46:47 25d 7h 46m 47s 021° 33.972S, 031° 12.480W
7 Nemesis 1,081 25 Jan 14:00:00 66,1 3733,7 6,3 26 Jan 00:30:24 23d 10h 30m 24s 27 Jan 22:04:11 25d 8h 4m 11s 023° 11.274S, 041° 53.940W
8 Nyamazela 0,948 25 Jan 14:01:09 634,1 3031,8 6,3 29 Jan 18:54:55 27d 4h 54m 55s 28 Jan 08:57:49 25d 18h 57m 49s 021° 19.854S, 031° 48.012W
9 Argonaut 1,055 25 Jan 14:00:06 196,4 3665,2 4,4 27 Jan 10:26:34 24d 20h 26m 34s 28 Jan 19:14:50 26d 5h 14m 50s 023° 26.874S, 039° 32.964W
10 Sterna 1,071 25 Jan 14:00:34 279,8 3437,3 7,6 27 Jan 02:35:29 24d 12h 35m 29s 28 Jan 20:22:53 26d 6h 22m 53s 022° 31.788S, 038° 02.448W

ORC

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 Atalanta 1,107 0,0 3662,5 24 Jan 05:13:06 21d 15h 13m 6s 26 Jan 12:30:54 23d 22h 30m 54s 022° 57.096S, 043° 10.326W
2 Alexforbes ArchAngel 1,063 25 Jan 14:00:22 202,3 3462,8 5,3 27 Jan 04:01:31 24d 14h 1m 31s 28 Jan 17:15:21 26d 3h 15m 21s 022° 50.274S, 039° 25.092W
3 Felix 1,012 25 Jan 14:00:05 664,1 3037,8 6,6 29 Jan 18:07:27 27d 4h 7m 27s 30 Jan 02:08:43 27d 12h 8m 43s 021° 33.972S, 031° 12.480W
4 Nyamazela 1,012 25 Jan 14:01:09 634,1 3031,8 6,3 29 Jan 18:54:55 27d 4h 54m 55s 30 Jan 02:33:16 27d 12h 33m 16s 021° 19.854S, 031° 48.012W
5 Nemesis 1,178 25 Jan 14:00:00 66,1 3733,7 6,3 26 Jan 00:30:24 23d 10h 30m 24s 30 Jan 04:37:58 27d 14h 37m 58s 023° 11.274S, 041° 53.940W
6 Faros 1,043 25 Jan 14:02:32 625,5 3036,7 6,0 29 Jan 22:06:17 27d 8h 6m 17s 31 Jan 02:03:17 28d 12h 3m 17s 021° 26.976S, 031° 55.908W
7 Argonaut 1,152 25 Jan 14:00:06 196,4 3665,2 4,4 27 Jan 10:26:34 24d 20h 26m 34s 31 Jan 05:06:07 28d 15h 6m 7s 023° 26.874S, 039° 32.964W
8 Sterna 1,172 25 Jan 14:00:34 279,8 3437,3 7,6 27 Jan 02:35:29 24d 12h 35m 29s 31 Jan 07:42:41 28d 17h 42m 41s 022° 31.788S, 038° 02.448W

 

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