The way south in the Doldrums of the second leg of The Ocean Race is tough and difficult. And it requires a high level of concentration to keep some movement in the boat at all times in the light wind. The GUYOT environnement – Team Europe has managed this job well in the past hours. Around 200 nautical miles in the zone of calm winds have already been completed with a very direct course to the south, but at least the same distance still lies ahead of the black boat of the European campaign to break through the belt of light winds around the equator and then pick up speed again in the southern hemisphere towards Cape Town.
“We had a very good night with up to 10 knots of wind, which allowed us to make up a lot of ground and get out in front. We seem to have got a good lane, even though it didn’t look like it at the start. We’re still in the Doldrums, but we’re still heading south in a nice straight line. We are still in good spirits and at the moment very happy with what we have achieved here in the last few days. But we keep pushing and we know very well that it is far from over,” reports Bowman Phillip Kasüske.