Vendee Globe - 1130 - 6/12/00

Mark Chisnell reports as Parlier blitzes the 24 hour record, but high pressure still stalks the pack

Wednesday December 6th 2000, Author: Mark Chisnell, Location: United Kingdom
Weather forecast at 0000, 9/12/00The longer term picture is much more stable and in the image (left) for 9/12/00, we can see that the South Atlantic High is back where it belongs, rather than in the Southern Ocean. The low pressure that's currently incoming from the west and set to up the tempo again towards the end of this week is still visible by the cross-hairs marking 45S and 8E.

There's another big low pressure system boiling away to the south of it, and we are looking at a much more conventional Southern Ocean weather pattern, rocking and rolling all the way to the Horn - let's hope safely - barring intervention from the Pacific Ocean high pressure ....
Click for new window with link to Virtual SpectatorMap images courtesy of Virtual Spectator, click here to go to the VS site.

Please note that two different methods of calculating the Distance to Finish are being used, one by Virtual Spectator and one by the Vendee Globe Race Office, we will try to always make it clear which we are using!

Link to the madforsailing form guide.

Rankings (0700 GMT except where stated, Wednesday 6/12, with Distances to Finish from Race Office)
1 Aquitaine Innovations (Parlier) 45.2S 355.6E 17399 nm
2 PRB (Desjoyeaux) 44.4S 357E +78 nm
3 SILL Matines La Potagère (Jourdain) (at 06:01 GMT) 43.3S 357.5E +117 nm
4 Active Wear (Thiercelin) (at 06:01 GMT) 41.2S 0.5W +318 nm
5 Sodebo (Coville) 43S 2W +321 nm
6 Kingfisher (MacArthur) 43.22S 2.3W +328 nm
7 Solidaires (Dubois) 43.1S 3W +358 nm
8 EBP EspritPME Gartmore (Hall) 41.2S 2.4W +388 nm
9 Whirlpool (Chabaud) 36.5S 358.7E +400 nm
10 Union Bancaire Privée (Wavre) 43S 4.6W +433 nm
11 (Gallay) (at 05:00 GMT) 39.2S 5.4W +571 nm
12 VM Matériaux (Carpentier) 37.1S 6.3W +671 nm

Other British
19 Team Group 4 (Golding) 20S 27.5W +2180 nm

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