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2 May 2024


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A total of 155 boats participated in this year's Cape Town to Auckland race, with 85 setting sail on time and an impressive 122 reaching the finish line as of the current update. Given that both the start and finish were located approximately on the same latitude, separated by a distance of 157°, the great circle route posed a unique challenge, crossing the Antarctic region as far as 75°S. However, due to the impracticality of sailing in such extreme conditions, the solution was to divert to a point at the southern race boundaries, roughly halfway along the route. This decision garnered consensus within the fleet during the initial week.

On the 10th day of the race, at 63.5°S, a pivotal moment occurred as almost all participants decided to gybe northward for a day before resuming their southerly course. Two weeks into the race, the fleet encountered a high ridge that split them into two groups. A smaller contingent opted for a route south of the ridge, while the main group pursued a northerly approach. Subsequently, the northern group faced its own division, with the majority choosing to head south while a handful continued northeastward. Ultimately, the southern groups converged on day 17, with the southerners steadily gaining ground and overtaking the northern contingent three weeks into the race.

The competition concluded without any dramatic finishes, with the podium finishers crossing the line within a half-hour window. Notably, a small group took a calculated risk by navigating east of the islands, finishing just 6.5 hours behind the winner. This race proved to be an endurance test, particularly for non-racing boats like ours. The shortest theoretical (sailable) distance for the race was calculated at 6667 nautical miles, with a slightly longer route of around 30 nautical miles required for those rounding the north island. The winner completed a total distance of 6890 nautical miles, while the boat covering the longest distance sailed 7700 nautical miles (finishing at position #113), and the shortest distance sailed was 6845 nautical miles (securing position #31).

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