Day 48 (Sat 20 Feb 1330 – Sun 21 Feb 1330)
Joe Thompson enjoyed celebrating his 24th birthday at sea yesterday on board HCL Workforce 1, having continued to exceed the fleet average DMG and in doing so, climb a few places in the leader board and now lie 7th overall. They were also able to enjoy a little bit of fishing, though were less successful with the line than the oar.
In contrast Dave Brooks maybe struggling to cope with the current lack of mileage but he is on the other hand getting his recommended daily allowance of protein having had a lot of luck with the fishing line in recent weeks.
Leo Rosette, the American solo entrant has been biding his time towards the back of the fleet but continues to perform well and in the last 3 days has been closing mile by mile towards Roger Haines. With 150nm between them, and with both yet to reach half way there could well be an interesting race looming in the coming weeks.
Throughout the week ahead the forecast suggests stronger winds to the south while to the north will continue to have much lighter winds, with possible Westerlies at some higher latitudes. The waves will continue to come from the North West with a height of between 3 and 4 metres.