Cool site! Looks like the northwest wind escalator that would take him directly to Capetown shuts down by Monday, probably he can't make it timely -- and then will have to hug Brazil coast a long way south before turning East. Good thing there's no ice limits on this one!
I believe in the Southern Ocean. It was always a close horse race up until then. And after rounding the horn, he still had chance, but really lost it up near Brazil and over the Equator...if memory serves me. But don't count on it.Does anyone remember when did Thomas "lose" his last record attempt?