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Around Alone Leg 5 - Torturous two days ahead


The tropical depression barring the route for the 9 Around Alone boats racing to Newport, RI is going to shake up the fleet, starting with leader Bernard Stamm on Bobst Group - Armor Lux. Currently in 10 - 12 knots of northwesterly breeze, the Swiss skipper had to manoeuvre his blue monohull upwind straight into the storm: "Like any system, they come with confused seas and crazy winds, but it's calmer right now. I'm not out of the woods though, as the next 48 hours will be just as torturous, and only after that will things be much clearer."   more...


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