Weather Update: As predicted, the wind has shifted to NE – allowing the boats further behind in the fleet to start to push further south in order to catch the trade winds west.  For anyone that wants to keep track of the weather visit windty.

Rower Update:  The improvement in wind conditions has seen a correlating improvement in position for the boats.  Sea Rover (Greg Maud) is leading the solos with his South African compatriot Facing It (Stuart Connacher – main picture) hard on his heels.  Sogno Atlantico (Matteo Perruchini) is also faring well with 30 nautical miles racked up in the last 24 hours and a good position to the south of the South Africans -and with with Persil Waterbabies (Callum Gathercole) not far behind.

Row Like A Girl (fours) are now coming third in the fleet following their decision to take a deeper route south than the other teams.  They have nearly matched Ocean Reunion (fours) for nautical miles over the last 24 hours (with an impressive 67)!  Ocean Reunion continue to lead the Concept class and All Beans No Monkeys the Pure.

There have been a fair few updates coming through from the teams.  Atlantic Challenge (pairs) reported a near miss with a rather aptly named tanker “Santa Paula” on Christmas day.   Unfortunately this Santa was not bringing presents.  See their blog on the latest news page.

Ocean Reunion (fours), the leaders of the pack, have been reporting hallucinations, new nicknames and some riveting sounding games such as “what does the cloud look like.”  See their facebook page here.  Meanwhile Team Beyond (pairs) have also been able to give their first update – reporting that they were “paralysed”, like much of the rest of the fleet, by the recent weather shifts.  However with the return to a positive weather pattern they are looking to chase down 150 miles lead: “With at least 4-5 weeks to go we remain in great spirits and confident in our ability to chase down the lead pack!”  All we can say is watch out Ocean Reunion!

Weather Update: As predicted, the wind has shifted to NE – allowing the boats further behind in the fleet to start to push further south in order to catch the trade winds west.  For anyone that wants to keep track of the weather visit windty.

Rower Update:  The improvement in wind conditions has seen a correlating improvement in position for the boats.  Sea Rover (Greg Maud) is leading the solos with his South African compatriot Facing It (Stuart Connacher – main picture) hard on his heels.  Sogno Atlantico (Matteo Perruchini) is also faring well with 30 nautical miles racked up in the last 24 hours and a good position to the south of the South Africans -and with with Persil Waterbabies (Callum Gathercole) not far behind.

Row Like A Girl (fours) are now coming third in the fleet following their decision to take a deeper route south than the other teams.  They have nearly matched Ocean Reunion (fours) for nautical miles over the last 24 hours (with an impressive 67)!  Ocean Reunion continue to lead the Concept class and All Beans No Monkeys the Pure.

There have been a fair few updates coming through from the teams.  Atlantic Challenge (pairs) reported a near miss with a rather aptly named tanker “Santa Paula” on Christmas day.   Unfortunately this Santa was not bringing presents.  See their blog on the latest news page.

Ocean Reunion (fours), the leaders of the pack, have been reporting hallucinations, new nicknames and some riveting sounding games such as “what does the cloud look like.”  See their facebook page here.  Meanwhile Team Beyond (pairs) have also been able to give their first update – reporting that they were “paralysed”, like much of the rest of the fleet, by the recent weather shifts.  However with the return to a positive weather pattern they are looking to chase down 150 miles lead: “With at least 4-5 weeks to go we remain in great spirits and confident in our ability to chase down the lead pack!”  All we can say is watch out Ocean Reunion!