Friday, April 10, 2009

Volvo: Rio to Boston - underway - 16 days - 4,900nm

That's an estimated average boat speed of 12.76 kts, in case you were wondering. That includes dodging squalls and light air in the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, called The Doldrums.

The fleet headed out on Holy Saturday and is stuck in fluky air, sails striking rigging as the big ocean swell bounces them around. Lots of sail repair, little progress two days out.
April 27 - eta Boston.