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Golden Globe Race - Slats Rounds Cape Horn

 
Dutchman Mark Slats sent a satellite message that - It is pretty windy but I'm very much in control - as he rounded Cape Horn early Sunday morning.

Slats, in second place in the Golden Globe Race, also messaged that - I also see Mountains with snow big Ones.

He rounded just before 06:00 UTC on Saturday 2nd December, 8 days behind the race leader.

Slats, sailing Maverick a Rustler 36, rounded Cape Horn some 1,067 nm behind the race leader, Frenchman, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede who rounded last Friday 23 November.

The Dutchman now needs to average 0.75knots faster to finish back in Les Sables d’Olonne at the same time.

This takes account of the 18-hour penalty that Van Den Heede must serve before crossing the line for using his satellite phone for non-safety purposes, after suffering mast damage to his Rustler 36 Matmut four weeks ago.

In third place is Uku Randmaa of Estonia, who is some 2,250 nm behind Mark Slats, and 657 nm ahead of fourth placed Susie Goodall of Britain.

Related Post:
Van den Heede rounds Cape Horn

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