Light winds continue for The Ocean Race – XS Sailing


(March 18, 2023; Day 21) – The third leg of The Ocean Race now finds the four IMOCAs separated by just 20 nautical miles.

The teams still have two weeks of racing to go, but with the positions so close, this weekend is serving as a re-start of sorts. The lighter conditions which have compressed the fleet together have also given the crews time to complete much needed maintenance and repairs – on boats and people alike.

There is also some maneuvering as the fleet has gotten lifted on port, with both Team Malizia and 11th Hour Racing taking gybes south to re-position alongside the ice exclusion boarder.

The wind is forecast to return in two days and the ETA for Cape Horn is now March 26 or 27…

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