Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ericsson 3 and Ericsson 4 first to cross the Straits of Gibraltar

Some 25 hours after the start Ericsson 3 and Ericsson 4 are currently leading the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and were the first to straits of Gibraltar. Both boats had chosen to stay close to the Spanish coastline in order to take advantage of stronger wind conditions. Once out of the Mediterranean, Aksel Magdahl and Jules Salter, the navigators on Ericsson 3 and Ericsson 4 respectively will then have to choose between a westerly option, one through the Canary Islands, or one closer to the African coast. This will depend on where the North Atlantic high pressure is situated, and where the trades are strongest.

Ericsson 3 and Ericsson 4 first to cross the Straits of Gibraltar. Gibraltar, 12 October 2008. Photo copyright Dave Kneale / Volvo Ocean Race

Ericsson 3 and Ericsson 4 first to cross the Straits of Gibraltar. Gibraltar, 12 October 2008. Photo copyright Dave Kneale / Volvo Ocean Race

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2 Comments:

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Evan J said...

Some of the best photos yet.

 
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