Back into the Atlantic

Jean-Luc van den Heede reaches the Straits of Maire...however...

Saturday December 7th 2002, Author: Jean-Luc van den Heede, Location: Transoceanic

Le Maire - that will be a fine thing! Still slow progress last night; I only arrived in the strait at 9.00 GMT.

Straight afterwards the wind fell and with the current against me I was pushed back into the Atlantic! However I wasn't going to anchor in a depth of 200 m! At the moment the wind has come back a bit, but of course from the southwest. Right on the nose. I don't expect to be at Cape Horn before tonight.

The weather behind the Andes chain was really disturbed. But take note now it will be much more predictable: one depression after another, storm after storm. There are already two waiting for me around the corner behind Cape Horn. I shall try to negotiate that carefully, gently managing my little time advance without forgetting that the essential thing is to arrive. Until Sunday.


Position at 14H : 55°06’S 65°08’W
Wind south to SW 10N. Temperature day 17°C / night 9°C / water 6°C
Distance run in 24 h: 170 naut miles.
Advance on Monnet 4 days 11 hours. Distance to Cap Horn 78 naut. miles

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