After 26 days of sailing The 60 foot racing sleds are now in the Southern Ocean between Capetown and Australia. The lead boat once again is Alex Thomson driving the HUGO BOSS. He is 18 miles ahead of Armel LE CLÉAC’H on the BANQUE POPULAIRE. The third placed boat is 528 miles behind them. The last boat is 5000 miles behind and has not yet passed the Cape of Good Hope. Here is some amazing footage taken by the FRENCH Navy yesterday. It shows the astonishing and sometimes frightening speed of these boats. Thomson said “sometimes my boat is more like a submarine”.
Thomson has covered almost 10,000 nautical miles with 14,500 miles to go. But in the treacherous Southern Ocean anything can happen. With at least. Month and a half to go. Stay tuned!