The Race - 1330 - 12/1/01
But after this boat speed sprint in the south-east trades, it's all about to go into the weather washer again, as the leaders approach the top of the South Atlantic High. And this system isn't going to make it easy for them to break through.
We can see just how dominant the high pressure is in the bigger weather picture - one paltry, lonely isobar spread over about four thousand miles or so. In anything other than a maxi cat this would be a depressingly slow scenario, good for nothing but a suntan before the crew hit the Southern Ocean.
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