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  1. Doug Lord
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    Alex is now only 34(!) miles from Le Cleach!! and going 3.5 times as fast. Go Alex!
     
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    All of a sudden this morning Alex is 130 miles behind Le Cleach!-He was down to something like 28 miles yesterday!
     
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    As they prepare to enter the doldrums it is often a game of Russian roulette on who can catch the fastest wind and for how long. Alex will need a lucky break, but it's definitely possible for him to get a lucky break. When there is no wind in the doldrums one must know the currents in the area, as subtle as they may be, to slip away and come out on top. Even a .5kt current can bring you out on top...IF YOU CAN FIND IT!

    It appears Alex is shooting east now with the hope of catching the south equatorial current first. If he can catch the main part of that he could very well ride it with any wind he gets and come out on top.

    Very interesting tactics indeed.
     
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    Changed a rudder in the Southern Ocean single handed with "40-45 knots with a 6m swell". That will be tough to add to one's man card. Now that was one brave move right there.

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