Yes, much nicer place too, but a little more difficult to reach due to prevailing wind and currents.Another option is Itajaí, half way between Rio de Janeiro and Rio de la Plata. The Volvo Ocean Race stops there, as did the Transat Jacques-Vabre. Incidentally, on the 2015 TJV Isabelle's boat, then Quéguiner, won 3rd place there.
Maybe they need to adopt the Volvo 65 keelbox. Survives hitting a reef at 20kts and then pounded by 3m swell propped up on the keel, should be good enough for an IMOCA 60.Also feel for Isabelle,
It's yet another swing keel issue. They're still breaking after all this time. Is it time to re-re-evaluate the whole swing keel thing again?
Oh yes--but this time, I'm having so much trouble following the tracker because of fall rabbit holes made by COVID and CosCOUPSound familiar?
"I love to wait and watch the leaderboard. I'm totally addicted to it, I wait for updates like a child waits for Santa Claus. I look at the trajectory of those in front, I try to see how I could pick up some more, and it is exceptional: I did not enjoy anything like this pleasure four years ago! " chuckled Louis Burton this morning.