Volvo Ocean Race began Leg 1 on October 11, which takes the seven teams 6478 nm from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. ETA is Oct. 31 – Nov. 9.
All boats are on their way to the Fernando de Noronha waypoint. It appears that the Western most boat is going to arrive at the destination first, currently estimated to arrive 5 hours sooner than the Eastern most boat. For the weekend, the winds are between 15-20 knot ranges.
PredictWind has provided forecast graphs through the weekend…
West Side of Course (Oct 23)
West Side of Course (Oct 25)
East Side of Course (Oct 23)
East Side of Course (Oct 25)