15
Oct 2015

Its been all go for the crew of PSP Logistics since they started this leg.  PSP Logistics had to turn round and go back to port in Rio, allowing the rest of fleet to get a good start.  But low and behold, despite the slow start PSP Logistics are climbing the leader board.  This is the latest blog from our Skipper Max. 

 

'There really is a lot of water down here and very little else, I suppose that's the beauty of it. Tristan de Cunha is less than 200 miles away and marks approximately half way to Cape Town.

We are currently unable to get any further south because of the wind angle which is a bit of a problem because there is a high approaching from the West threatening to engulf us in the next day or two and leave us with no wind. Hopefully the breeze is going to back and allow us some southing and a slightly better circle route to Cape Town.

We seem to be gnawing away at the fleet with some good six hour splits with today's current top speed achieved by Leg 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8 crew member Pawel Kepa of 17.0 beating Leg 1, 2, 3, 4’s Tanja Thumm by just 0.2 of a knot.

On a different note, we have a problem which for once did not involve the sails... our boom box has broken, although it might have been sabotage given the fact that the girls have been playing Bennie and the Jets, constantly.'