Race : July 17th to August 20th Days 34
7725 Nautical Miles
The second leg, the longest in the whole race, is 7725 nautical miles from Cap vert to Mauritius. In August, team MILAI will pass the Cape of Good Hope and arrive in the Southern Ocean in winter. On the way up to Mauritius from there, the sea condition could be very rough due to a strong current south of South Africa. It is highly important for every team to get through there safely to complete the race.
Today is July 28th. It's been 12 days since we left Cap Vert.
It was too hot to sleep before we crossed the equator. However, we need sleep bags to keep warm 4 days ago. It is getting colder and colder while we are heading towards the Cape of Good Hope.
In addition, there were unique problems such as the squall before we crossed the equator. We had to be very careful about the wind speed and direction changes. Even at night, we never let our guard down and kept checking squall lines using radar.
Now we finally came to the area under stable weather. We are trying to get rest as much as possible to be ready for the sailing in the Southern Ocean.
So far, Andrea and I are fine! We still have 5,000 miles to go to get to Mauritius. I think we can arrive there around August 22nd if everything goes well.
We will try our best to sail safely!