Alex Thomson Hugo Boss's blog
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
It was another difficult night again last night, not helped by the fact that I am still not feeling great.