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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Alex Thomson: Welcome starboard gybe

The wind is light this morning and will go lighter as I sail into what is left of the ex cyclone Claudia and line up for the next system which will arrive quickly.

Alex Thomson: Why I'm heading east

Firstly thank you all for the messages of support via Facebook and Twitter. I am downloading my emails a couple of times a day when I get the weather so I still get them all.

Alex Thomson: Heading for the gate

The conditions are much better on board this morning than yesterday, I’m really relieved to be clear of the ice zone which I have been in for the past couple of days, it’s very stressfu

Alex Thomson at 28 knots

I was surrounded by black clouds for much of the night with wind from 10 knots to 30 and varying in direction by up to 50 degrees.

Alex Thomson: Update from the Southern Ocean

It was another bright early morning today. I was glad to see daylight. After another Lapskaus dinner I went into darkness last night as I was heading into the first Southern Ocean depression.

Alex Thomson: My 24 hour record broken

A short update from me this morning as I’ve been busy doing some media stuff the past couple of days, with a live webchat with the office yesterday afternoon and a live interview with BBC Bre

Alex Thomson: Not bedtime just yet

It was a really tough night last night and I haven’t been able to get any sleep. It was like one constant squall. It was monsoon rain for 7 hours straight.

Alex Thomson: Next stop the Doldrums

In the last 24 hours we have had the best 24 hour run and I have been able to hang onto the leading group which is excellent considering the speed advantage they should have.

Alex Thomson: Getting over a bug

It was another difficult night again last night, not helped by the fact that I am still not feeling great.

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