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Geronimo sprint Northwards

Ever since she picked up the northern trade winds last night, Geronimo has been making good headway northwards. The 11-man Cap Gemini and Schneider Electric crew managed to extract themselves relatively quickly from the Doldrums by exploiting local micro-systems and keeping clear of suspect cloud formations and squalls.
Although mediocre, these conditions probably seemed relatively easy, compared with the problems of reaching and crossing the Equator.
Their task now is to head due North and catch the first available train to the Azores, for an onward connection to Brittany. The crew is now very eager to get home: “They have a rather empty look about them; I don’t know if it’s fatigue, sadness or just exhaustion”, said the skipper this morning.   more...

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