The Toughest night of the whole Seattle Pacific Challenge

Today, UNICEF is the all new race leader having confronted some tough conditions in the evening following a brand new small low pressure system shaped further south than forecast and left the squads with winds as well as a diabolical sea state. The unpredictable, unforecast conditions experienced the wind increased rapidly to forty knots, and alter direction, making a north south divide in the pack.

Plainsailing.com that it was the toughest evening of the whole circumnavigation till now, as his squad was forced to head in the other direction to Seattle so that they could find favorable westerlies in the system’s southern sector. (more…)