After a journey suffered in the last few hours, with moves and dangerous in the South seas, the fleet of the Volvo Ocean Race found Nemo. It’s not about the cartoon, but the most remote point of land on the planet, made famous by the work 20000 leagues under the sea, Jules Verne, in the year 1870.
Also known as the Pacific Inaccessibility Pole, the farthest point of the planet can only be accessed by boat. The Point Nemo is the kind of place, as the sailors, where any small problem can be serious.
The first to go through this brand was the MAPFRE, which surprisingly took the lead in the fifth leg of the around the world, leg between New Zealand and Brazil. The Brazilian André ‘ Cheek ‘ Fonseca, integrating the Spanish boat, said, this Wednesday (25), the crew is suffering enough with the cold, but everyone is speeding up to hold the tip. “It’s very cold here and we’re still on the way to Cape Horn. There’s still a lot of racing, but we’re happy to lead the step. We face the most difficult leg because we get waves and strong winds.
About the risky maneuvers, called Eve jibe Chinese, Olympic athlete told the crew went well for the situation. The boat, which took a lot of wind, it was well adernado with the candles almost glued in the water. See the stunning pictures in the video below. “We got a situation out of control in the most remote point on the planet. It’s like a capotasse car. We can’t recover, fix things and go back with force “.
Ships should arrive in Cape Horn until the beginning of next week and then start to rise by the Atlantic to Itajaí. In the latest update of the afternoon of Wednesday, MAPFRE is followed closely by four boats: Team Brunel, Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi and Dongfeng. Only the female Team SCA is miles farther.
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