Great Pictures From The Storm

Great Pictures From The Storm
Great Pictures From The Storm

Video: Great Pictures From The Storm

Video: Great Pictures From The Storm
Video: Warren Faidley's - Slide Show Of Storm Pictures and Weather Pictures 2023, September
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For the fact that all three boats avoided the worst weather of the very strong storm low, the pictures are drastic: Jean Le Cam broadcast the most impressive shots of the lakes that hit his Open 60 (the best moments from the video minute 4). With the main reefed three times and without a foresail, he still sails almost 20 knots and accelerates like crazy on the wave crests. But the autopilot seems to have the boat perfectly under control. On average it had around 40 knots, correspondingly more in gusts. Usually the gust potential is almost 50 percent above the mean wind, so you can guess your part.

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Storm

Wave crests

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Jean Le Cam in the storm

His compatriot Yann Eliès, who was only about 30 miles ahead of him, sent similar pictures from the ship. Anyone who has ever filmed or photographed waves themselves knows how harmless they look in pictures or videos, so you can imagine how bad it actually was. This makes Le Cam the big winner of Storm Poker, who could keep going without having to change course or turn around. He only slowed down a little for a few hours so as not to shoot too much over the waves.

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Jean-Pierre Dick with "St. Michel-Virbac" in Bass Street

The helicopter shots by Jean-Pierre Dick, on the other hand, are quite different: The skipper of "St. Michel-Virbac" decided to sail an almost 450 nautical mile detour through the Bass Strait between Australia and Tasmania to avoid the storm that brought 50 to 70 knots of wind in some areas. So a helicopter team took the chance and sent aerial photos of their surfing boat with a triple reefed mainsail and foresail, as it drills into wave crests. However, his detour costs him 6th place and he should lose many, many miles to Yann Eliès and Jean Le Cam.

Today all three skippers have the worst behind them, the low is over and this evening will reach second and third placed Paul Meilhat ("SMA") and Jérémie Beyou ("Maitre Coq"). The two must expect 50 to 60 knots of wind in the gusts on Thursday. Even further back in the field, things are now getting down to business, as the pictures from Nandor F ("Spirit of Hungary") show yesterday.

Very different at the top: Armel Le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson sail there in weaker winds. The Frenchman was able to set himself clearly ahead with his foil and is now leading with 270 nautical miles. Tomorrow he will be overtaken by a weaker wind that had Alex Thomson firmly under control on Wednesday, perhaps a chance for the British to regain a few of the lost miles. For him it is a matter of limiting the gap over the next few days, so that almost the entire route to Cape Horn is sailed on starboard bow - the side on which he lost his foil.

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Storm

There is also a strong wind in the back of the field

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