Equator today

Mapfre closes on the Barcelona World Race leader

Friday March 18th 2011, Author: James Boyd, Location: none selected

Image above courtesy of Expedition Navigation Systems and PredictWind. If you can't see the whole of the table below (this depends which browser you use), scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Pos Crew Boat Lat Long Spd Crs VMG Dist DTF DTL
          1 hour av   24 hours      
1 Jean Pierre Dick - Loick Peyron VIRBAC-PAPREC 3 0 32.95' S 30 34.23' W 7.2 342 4.9 117.1 3117 0
2 Iker Martinez - Xabi Fernandez MAPFRE 4 08.52' S 30 06.23' W 9 356 8.8 212.3 3300.1 183.1
3 Pachi Rivero - Antonio Piris RENAULT Z.E Sailing Team 17 02.86' S 31 10.99' W 5.2 15 11.9 286.5 4039.7 922.7
4 Boris Herrmann - Ryan Breymaier NEUTROGENA FORMULA NORUEGA 20 16.58' S 30 32.40' W 11.7 15 14.5 348.5 4210.9 1093.9
5 Alex Pella - Pepe Ribes ESTRELLA DAMM Sailing Team 20 15.03' S 31 25.71' W 14.1 6 16.6 398.8 4225.4 1108.4
6 Dee Caffari - Anna Corbella GAES CENTROS AUDITIVOS 35 16.73' S 43 39.21' W 9.4 55 5.5 132.5 5309.4 2192.4
7 Wouter Verbraak - Andy Meiklejohn HUGO BOSS 51 41.50' S 57 51.29' W 0 78 0 -0.9 6467.5 3350.5
8 Gerard Marin - Ludovic Aglaor FORUM MARITIM CATALA 54 45.77' S 80 11.39' W 11.8 104 15.1 363 7327.4 4210.4
9 Jaume Mumbru - Cali Sanmarti WE ARE WATER 48 17.22' S 131 36.22' W 13.4 67 11.5 276.2 9277.4 6160.4
10 Juan Merediz - Fran Palacio CENTRAL LECHERA ASTURIANA 41 17.42' S 174 47.14' E 0 72 0   11550.3 8433.3
ABD Dominique Wavre - Michele Paret MIRABAUD                
ABD Kito de Pavant - Sebastien Audigane GROUPE BEL                
ABD Michel Desjoyeaux - Francois Gabart FONCIA                
ABD Jean le Cam - Bruno Garcia PRESIDENT                

Equator day for Barcelona World Race leaders Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron on Virbac-Paprec 3. At the latest sched they are 33 miles from passing back into the northern hemisphere.

Struggling through the Doldrums, Virbac Paprec 3 has been having a relatively torrid time after covering just 100 miles in the last 24 hours, 217 miles in the last 48. In theory they should start seeing the northeasterly trades of the North Atlantic starting to build in 24 hours' time.

Meanwhile Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez on second-placed Mapfre have had the opportunity to close the gap and have gone from 343 miles 48 hours ago to 280 miles 24 hours ago to 183 miles at the latest sched. They obviously have the worst of the Doldrums ahead of them and from their course, they seem to be aiming to make the crossing at a similar longitude to the race leaders.

Behind Estrella Damm and Neutrogena are engaged in their own personal match race, separated by just 15 miles, while more prolonged exposure to stronger reaching conditions has allowed these two boats to take 50 miles out of third placed Renault over the last 48 hours. They will make more significant gains on Renault over the course of today as the wind goes light and on the nose for Renault while they continue to bask in 15-20 knot southeasterlies.

In sixth place, Dee Caffari sailing with Anna Cordoba on GAES is back to familiar territory, sailing upwind pounding into strong northerlies at the latitude of the River Plate.

Spare a thought for the crew of Forum Maritim Catala which still has 440 miles to go before she reaches Cape Horn and We Are Water which has yet to reach the half-way stage of her Pacific crossing.

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Pos Crew Boat Lat Long Spd Crs VMG Dist DTF DTL
          1 hour av   24 hours      
1 Jean Pierre Dick - Loick Peyron VIRBAC-PAPREC 3 0 32.95' S 30 34.23' W 7.2 342 4.9 117.1 3117 0
2 Iker Martinez - Xabi Fernandez MAPFRE 4 08.52' S 30 06.23' W 9 356 8.8 212.3 3300.1 183.1
3 Pachi Rivero - Antonio Piris RENAULT Z.E Sailing Team 17 02.86' S 31 10.99' W 5.2 15 11.9 286.5 4039.7 922.7
4 Boris Herrmann - Ryan Breymaier NEUTROGENA FORMULA NORUEGA 20 16.58' S 30 32.40' W 11.7 15 14.5 348.5 4210.9 1093.9
5 Alex Pella - Pepe Ribes ESTRELLA DAMM Sailing Team 20 15.03' S 31 25.71' W 14.1 6 16.6 398.8 4225.4 1108.4
6 Dee Caffari - Anna Corbella GAES CENTROS AUDITIVOS 35 16.73' S 43 39.21' W 9.4 55 5.5 132.5 5309.4 2192.4
7 Wouter Verbraak - Andy Meiklejohn HUGO BOSS 51 41.50' S 57 51.29' W 0 78 0 -0.9 6467.5 3350.5
8 Gerard Marin - Ludovic Aglaor FORUM MARITIM CATALA 54 45.77' S 80 11.39' W 11.8 104 15.1 363 7327.4 4210.4
9 Jaume Mumbru - Cali Sanmarti WE ARE WATER 48 17.22' S 131 36.22' W 13.4 67 11.5 276.2 9277.4 6160.4
10 Juan Merediz - Fran Palacio CENTRAL LECHERA ASTURIANA 41 17.42' S 174 47.14' E 0 72 0   11550.3 8433.3
ABD Dominique Wavre - Michele Paret MIRABAUD                
ABD Kito de Pavant - Sebastien Audigane GROUPE BEL                
ABD Michel Desjoyeaux - Francois Gabart FONCIA                
ABD Jean le Cam - Bruno Garcia PRESIDENT                
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