Dee Caffari and her "Aviva" are currently getting a lot on their noses
The British Dee Caffari has been alone on Se for 100 days, she is currently sailing south of Cape Leeuwin. She still has around 10,600 nautical miles to go before she has completed her circumnavigation and can then moor again in Portsmouth, where she started in November 2005.
"Being alone for so long is the biggest challenge on this trip," the 32-year-old wrote in an email to her base team. You have to know that Caffari has never sailed long distances single-handed. Sometimes it seems to her that this trip is going on forever, she continues. Loneliness or not, another challenge is certainly the storms that she is currently struggling with. Today or tomorrow it will hit a front again with wind speeds of up to 60 knots. No fun. Especially since she only had a very special experience on her 72-foot steel yacht "Aviva" on Sunday. She wanted to climb up the mast to fix her anemometer. Halfway through, however, she had to turn back because darkness and gusts of wind made a further ascent impossible. The fact that she injured her left arm in the process because she was tossed back and forth in the rig while hanging on the fall is only marginally noted at this point. The Briton is currently sailing at a speed of around 9 knots at position 46 ° 39 degrees south, 115 ° 7 degrees east. Your weather expert Mike Broughton will send you to the southwest at 250 degrees for the next few hours in order to at least avoid the impending storm front a little. "But," said Broughton, "she'll still have a full on storm."