Malingri is flying and grinding out miles, with averages over 200 miles over the 24 hours. The weather so far has been perfect, with a good trade wind flow close to 20 knots that has allowed feel Good to hold excellent speeds, consistently above 10 knots.
THE VIDEO AFTER 24 HOURS
The good, and consequential, news is that the lead over the previous record is taking shape and today settled above 70 miles with three days to go.
An obviously not reassuring lead, but one that keeps morale high and confirms the good course choices made by Vittorio and Nico Malingri, who are sailing on a decidedly more southerly trajectory than Yves Moreau and Benoit Lequin who made the crossing in 11 days, 11 hours, 25 minutes and 42 seconds in 2007. A choice dictated by the intensity of the Trade Wind, which, however, may soon begin to wane, engaging the Malingrians in a careful evaluation of the best trajectory to keep grinding out miles and stay ahead of the weather benchmark.
You can follow “The Old Man and the Dwarf” HERE.