Headwinds halfway to Horta!. 26/05/2015
That's almost a tongue twister, it would be if there were high seas and heavy weather! But no, as the Azores high begins to settle more to the north it is creating those light headwinds coming straight out of Horta. At the skippers briefing in Bermuda it was outlined that this may not be the typical sail north out of Bermuda to get the good westerly winds and sail over the top of the Azores high, and its associated clockwise winds. Many took a more rhumb line route taking advantage of the good south westerlies that have carried the yachts this far. It now really depends on how that Azores high is squeezed and moved around as to what conditions will be like for the second half of the crossing. Jambo in their blog reported, "Light winds will present the next... Click here for more info..