Calm before the Storm
|1||Illbruck||40 53.76N||044 29.88W||1884||0||12.8||26||09/05/02 22:56|
|2||Assa Abloy||40 23.56N||044 39.04W||1903||19||11.7||26||10/05/02 00:30|
|3||Tyco||40 17.60N||044 43.36W||1908||24||11||34||10/05/02 00:58|
|4||SEB||40 00.12N||044 58.96W||1927||43||5.7||83||10/05/02 02:29|
|5||News Corp||39 59.64N||045 01.00W||1928||44||6.8||74||10/05/02 02:37|
|6||Amer One||39 59.08N||045 01.32W||1929||45||8.9||65||10/05/02 02:39|
|7||djuice||39 53.84N||045 17.28W||1942||58||7.8||74||10/05/02 03:46|
|8||Amer Too||42 52.96N||061 24.84W||4512||2628||7.4||322||Retired|
Meanwhile the crews are carrying out the Volvo Ocean Race equivalent of battened down their hatches in preparation for an intense depression (981) that is currently forming over Nova Scotia and coming their way (see below). This is forecast to bring with it 40 knot winds and for the crews will be a sharp reminder that the 'big weather' in the Volvo Ocean Race is no solely limited to the Southern Ocean.
At present through the boats are sailing in the light winds associated with the a high presure ridge.
At present Lisa McDonald's team on the dismasted Amer Sports Too are making 7.4 knots towards Halifax under jury rig and this morning had 150 miles to go.
Due to the imminent deterioration in the weather the Joint Rescue Command in Halifax has sent out the vessel Edward Cornwallis to assist Amer Sport Too and may tow her into Halifax. They will rendezvous with the boat at approximately 1100 GMT today.
Forecast wind vector chart for midnight Saturday