Saturday, November 19, 2016

Rich Wilson - sole american in solo race - crosses the equator //Vendee Globe, week 2


 Rich Wilson aboard Great American IV has  crossed the equator
Maybe the ocean is not a country for young men because the younger, better-funded skippers have newer foiling designs create new risks.

The sole American skipper, Wilson is doing well in his non-foiling monohull holding in position No. 21, heading south in 94 F weather. Only 2, 382 nm to go
Alex Thomson - the leader hit a submerged object at 22 knots, fracturing the hydrofoil.  With 19,731nm to go he's going to be weakened on port tack.  Hard to believe he can hold onto the lead.  You can't carry a spare stabilizing foil.