Please select your home edition
Edition
Webasto AUS 2020 LEADERBOARD 2

SOS Ocean Racing - Under 2000 nautical miles to go!

by SOS Media on 2 Jun 2010
Day 29 - Save Our Seas Ocean Racing SOS Media
SOS Ocean Racing has now been travelling for almost 30 days and is estimated to return back in the Whitsunday in around 40 days. With winds gusting to round 15 knots and cruising around 8 to 9 knots with the A3 spinnaker Ian has only 340 nautical miles to reach the bottom of Tasmania.

With under 2000 nautical mile to the finish line, Ian is averaging 170nm each day unlike the 200nm he was at the start, he is hoping that because of his damaged mainsail (reefed down to 3rd reef) once he rounds Tassie he maybe able to work on it some more.

Over night the winds shifted from a NW to a SW, making Ian gybe to the south, though he expects the wind may shift back. His 40ft Welbourn is currently cruising around 7 knots, 180nm SSW of Cape Nelson.

Ian reported that it has been getting very cold, ‘Each night is chillier! I have everything closed up and sleep under a very big doona, I just find it hard to get up every half hour to check the sails'.

He has not seen any fishing boats lately, but expects to see more once he gets closer to the coast.
As wildlife goes the only thing he has been seeing are birds.

He commented on a spectacle last night, ‘As I left the cabin to gybe the boat I noticed that the sky was crystal clear, with only stars in the sky! It was an amazing view, I could see my whole rudder through the water'.

SOS Ocean Racing is about raising awareness of what damage plastic bags does to the environment, in particular the marine environment. With over 100,000 marine animals and 1 million sea birds dying from plastic suffocation or entanglement every year, it is time to get rid of the 'Convenient' plastic bag and use other options.

For more details visit the campaign website at www.sosoceanracing.com
Henri-Lloyd 2021 M-PRO PURE BLACK - FOOTERUpffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERTeam Windcraft 2021 - Solaris - FOOTER

Related Articles

North 3Di for the 49er and 49erFX classes
The class unanimously chose to adopt 3Di, the most modern sailmaking technology When North Sails was asked by the 49er and 49erFX classes to propose an update to their current sails, the first step was to collect accurate data about how they were performing and what could be improved.
Posted today at 5:30 pm
When Flares Were in Fashion
The Magnum Moths were style icons that changed the shape of sailing The Magnum design of International Moth began a dynasty of increasingly skinny boats that would start out by rewriting the rule book for dinghy design whilst stretching the UK's PY system to the maximum.
Posted today at 11:00 am
International 5O5 World Championship 2021 update
What a difference another month makes Bermuda suffered the perfect Covid storm in April. The combination of the UK variant spreading among school children and some illegal house parties caused infections to take off.
Posted today at 10:37 am
Repurpose gear
What do you do with gear that has been outgrown or has reached its end life? What do you do with gear that has been outgrown or has reached its end life? There are a variety of ways to reuse, repurpose and recycle boating gear to help reduce waste that may otherwise end up in the landfill or our oceans.
Posted today at 10:14 am
Downwind Medium Wind Sail Controls
A few more tips from Shaun to help you get the most out of our sailing Want to make the most of getting back out on the water? Here's a few more tips from Shaun on sailing Downwind in medium winds.
Posted today at 10:00 am
Youth show the way
World Sailing's crucial mid-year meeting vote for kiteboarding alternative World Sailing held their crucial mid-year meeting last week to decide the alternative for the Mixed Offshore Keelboat event at the Paris Olympics
Posted on 17 May
Corsair 880 with Colligo Marine
Now featuring the Colligo Marine Stopper Knot Lashing System The Corsair 880 now features the Colligo Marine Stopper Knot Lashing System! Our ongoing relationship with Corsair Marine is stronger than ever and the symbiosis keeps resulting in problem solving new technologies.
Posted on 17 May
11th Hour Racing releases sustainability report
Team calls for industry-wide action to align with Paris Agreement Professional offshore sailing outfit 11th Hour Racing Team has released today its annual 2020 Sustainability Report, announcing their ambition to run a net-positive, regenerative campaign, supported by title sponsor 11th Hour Racing.
Posted on 17 May
Bluebottle to race in this year's Edinburgh Cup
The Duke of Edinburgh's beloved Dragon has undergone a momentous restoration The beloved keelboat of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Bluebottle has undergone a momentous restoration and a road trip to now complete the Royal fleet in Edinburgh.
Posted on 17 May
Vaikobi's new line up of Flexforce Neoprene wetsui
Increased protection for performance watersports, available in 1.5mm + 3.0mm The FlexForce range is designed to provide increased protection for performance watersports when warmth takes priority over breathability; making it ideal for wind sports across a large range of temperatures
Posted on 17 May