"From now on, every mile will bring us home!" Commented Bruno Peyron, obviously relieved by the passage of the international date line. From today "Orange II" is sailing again in the western hemisphere. And still at record speed.
The Kat is currently sailing through the Southern Ocean with a lead of more than four days and will probably make half the Pacific route with the next front line.
"At the moment everything is going well, but we have to avoid an ice rink directly in front of us to the north," announced Peyron during the daily radio chat. The team has to take the detour, as before, the radar on board does not work properly and they cannot see the icebergs and growlers at night.
Apparently there was pure stress for the crew yesterday during a near collision with a whale. "We were shooting down a mountain of waves when I suddenly saw a sword fin in the valley. We were just able to fall off a little and passed a killer whale at a distance of no more than 20 meters," said Bruno Peyron. Lucky