Louis is on a 10 to 12 knots track this morning towards the West Indies. He's still far from them - about a week or so - but now the goal is closing in with every mile he does. Gone are the times needing to extend the path and to put 10 times the effort…
As good news come in pairs, a weather "door" to the trade winds opens up straight ahead. The Fives IMOCA sails with the South-West winds towards the West Indies. Better still, the winds push away the Azores anticyclone blocking for now the road to the trade winds.
Thereby, if the weather forecast keeps being this good and if Louis keeps his pace (apart from damages, there shouldn't be any issue), he should glide non-stop toward the "South Highway".
Competitors chose a trajectory more on the South (to avoid the first week's race depressions) and are now trapped within the Azores anticyclone with a average speed of 1 to 4 knots. It could last a good part of the day.
The misfortune of some is the happiness of others…
Nothing is set in stone of course. See you soon for more news!
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