Sailing News

The Golden Globe Race – Day 210 – final approach, ETA Tuesday

With 272nm to go this morning UTC, the ETA for Jean Luc Van Den Heede FRA is still 1000hr next Tuesday 29th January, but his situation with the damaged rig is far from safe. Making 5.7kn in 8-10mtr seas and winds gusting to 50kts or more, it is tough, hazardous sailing. Mark Slats NED is 319nm behind in fantastic 25kt sailing conditions and moderate seas, beam reaching in 25th winds at 6.6kts direct to the finish and slowly closing the gap. The event facebook page and the live tracker.