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La Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Goodchild and Cherry head south

'Favourite freeze-dried meal:Shepherds pie. Goodchild reports that everything tastes better with olive oil and garlic salt. - La Transat AG2R La Mondiale 2012'    Artemis Offshore Academy
On La Transat AG2R La Mondiale eleventh day, Wednesday 2nd May, Nick Cherry and Sam Goodchild aboard Artemis, are currently holding the most southerly position in the fleet.

Taking a gamble on a less direct route to St Barths, the co-skippers hope that the northerly boats led by Nacarat and Cercle Vert will be slowed by the light airs of a high pressure weather system, meaning their southerly route through the gusty trade winds will prevail. With Artemis’ position jumping from eighth to fifth to 14th over four days, Goodchild and Cherry are confident that this sporadic change in ranking is just the initial consequence of their overall strategy.

The Transat AG2R fleet are now 2000nm from St Barths (the half way mark for the race), with Goodchild estimating another 11-days across the Atlantic before arriving in Caribbean waters and crossing the finish line. Conditions en route continue to hot up with Cherry reporting: ‘it will soon be time to crack out the mini-fans.’ Goodchild also exclaims: 'Feeling Hot Hot Hot! in the south. Enjoying trade winds and wildlife too: squids, dolphins, flying fish,and birds!' Although try as he may, Goodchild is still unsuccessful in capturing the elusive pod of dolphins following Artemis on film…

With weather predictions not in agreement on the likely positioning of the light airs ahead, it is impossible to determine whether west would have been best, or going south will prevail for Artemis. Whilst there is more wind in the south, getting there is costly in terms of extra distance to sail. What we can be sure of is Goodchild and Cherry’s decision to head south now, will decide their final Transat AG2R La Mondiale ranking.

You can still vote for Sam, Nick and Shelterbox here and help the Artemis co-skippers win 10,000€ for the disaster relief charity. Find out more about Shelterbox on their website, where you can make an online donation, making an immediate difference to people’s lives.

Get all the latest news and track the race on your iPhone or iPad with the Transat AG2R La Mondiale app or visit the official La Transat AG2R La Mondiale website.

Artemis Offshore Academy website


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