Gitana yellow . .. but . . .
http://www.gitana-team.com/fr/news_actu.aspx?id=1252Monday, November 23, 2020
The crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild turns yellow
After a long remote weather briefing with the Marcel van Triest router, the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild gathered in full alongside Cyril Dardashti, the director of the five-arrow team, made the decision to switch to yellow code, with a possible departure in just over 24 hours. Although the weather models still refuse to signal an ideal window, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, the two skippers, want to give themselves the opportunity to conquer the Jules Verne Trophy and provoke their luck by cutting the imaginary line off Brest tomorrow, Tuesday, November 24, in the early evening.
Will you leave, won't leave?
This Monday, doubt persists and a lot of uncertainty remains. While all the conditions are in place to guarantee good conditions at the start with the prospect of reaching the equator in very honourable times, the South Atlantic remains less inclined for the time being to offer the ideal context to give free rein to a smooth descent in search of the low pressure systems of the southern seas. The fault of the Saint Helena high, which gives the forecasts a hard time and leaves the risk that in about ten days the favorable winds will escape the sails of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and slow him down in his hunt for the absolute speed record around the world sailing. On one model, it passes; on the other, it gets stuck.