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be careful what you wish for

Following winds… a favourable current… the sea helps the skippers move faster… Some sections of the Global Solo Challenge will be pure bliss for its participants.

Nice weather, usually sunny with a pleasant temperature, makes life on board a real pleasure. Skippers can spend most of the time above deck and cultivate other interests other than navigation; read, listen to music, write… or simply enjoy the views that the Ocean and Nature hve to offer at any given time.

In principle, once boats have put the Canary Islands behind them and the closest land ahead is the archipelago of Cape Verde, this crossing should be one of the smoothest of their journey around the world.

On their way, the coast of Mauritania busy with merchant boats on their N-S-N routes and a lot of fishing activity closer to land. Read on.