(Article) – South Atlantic Dilemmas

The Saint Helena high pressure system that dominates the South Atlantic is cut by a cold front which is now splitting the top half of the Vendée Globe fleet.

More and more solo skippers are deciding to opt for the southerly route, first working through the front, then making slow, soggy miles in light, variable winds near the centre of the high. They are searching for the eastbound fast lane - ‘the real wind’ - as Briton Sam Davies calls it this morning

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