leader of the (small) pack


The fans who follow us at home now think, why the hell have the guys choose this strange route yesterday,” says Bouwe Bekking with a sour face. Sitting on the little bench he stares into the navigation screen of Andrew Cape. It is a dark hole, and the only source of light is the small computer screen. “We clearly sail the wrong way,” he continues.

As always, there was once again a thought behind this tactical move of Bekking & Co. Team Brunel was sailing 400 miles off the Brazilian coast to the south. Directly ahead for the Dutch team was a huge high pressure area. Bekking: “There is virtually no wind here. Think of it as a concrete wall. It’s impossible to break.”……. Read on.