(ENG) Following a rather calm seventh week at sea, which was marked by an extensive high pressure system blocking the route through the Pacific Ocean, it’s back to typical rough Southern Ocean conditions in week 8! Two strong low pressure systems catch up with the fleet heading towards Cape Horn.

In the Vendée Globe Weather Recap and Race Progress – Number 8 (click on the cover image below to view the document), we take our followers once more to the South Pacific! Learn all about the daily wind and weather conditions and accompany Boris’ progress on route to Cape Horn… We wish you a pleasant reading!

Team Journalist – Yannick Kethers

(GER) Nach einer recht ruhigen siebten Woche auf See, die von einem großen Hochdruckgebiet auf der Route gekennzeichnet war, finden die Segler nun in der achten Woche die typischen harten Bedingungen des Südpolarmeers! Gleich zwei starke Tiefs treffen auf die Flotte auf ihrer Route zum Kap Hoorn!

In der 8. Ausgabe des Vendée Globe Weather Recap and Race Progress Dokuments (klickt auf das Titelbild unten, um es einzusehen), nehmen wir euch Follower wieder mit auf den Südpazifik! Erfahrt alles über die täglichen Wind- und Wetterbedingungen und folgt Boris auf seiner Route Richtung Kap Hoorn… Viel Spaß beim Lesen!

Team Journalist – Yannick Kethers

CLICK ON THE INTERACTIVE MAP TO VIEW PREVIOUS RACE RECAPS:

Previous documents can also be read directly here:

No.1 (8th – 14th November) covers the area from France to the Canary Islands:

No. 2 (15th – 22nd November) covers the area from Canary Islands to the South Atlantic

No. 3 (23rd – 29th November) covers the whole South Atlantic area on route to the Cape of Good Hope

No. 4 (30th November – 6th December) covers the first half of the Indian Ocean, including the navigation through the Agulhas Current

No. 5 (7th December – 13th December) covers the second half of the Indian Ocean, until approaching Cape Leeuwin / Australia

No. 6 (14th December – 20th December) covers the first part of the Pacific Ocean

No. 7 (21 December – 27 December) covers the second part of the Pacific Ocean