New start date
Following a further weather delay, the race start date has now been confirmed as Monday 4th January 2010 at 1330hrs UT. By this time favourable wind speeds and direction will help the fleet off the coast of La Gomera and towards Antigua.
While the race is due to start nearly a month late, safety is the main priority for the fleet, especially during the first few days while all the competitiros are getting into their new routines. To get the most out of the situation the last thing anybody wants is to be going in the wrong direction. Now, hopefully these conditions will have passed, giving the fleet the best chance to make it to Antigua both safety and quickly - recalling those important speeds and daily milage targets for the record breaking attempts.
With just 4 days until the fleet leaves the shores of La Gomera, following an unexpected Christmas at home, all crews should now be well placed to push for those records and make a life changing trip to the Caribbean.