Race 1 - Day 25
Skipper Report
14 September

Gaëtan Thomas
Gaëtan Thomas
Team Garmin
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Ahoy Folks,

Pirates song: Yo HO, Yo HO, Yo HO HO! - versus - Pink Panther song: Panna pampam pam pam pamlampam tititiiiiii titleti! Hey Lance!

It is 0516UTC now when I am writing and we’ve got Liverpool 2018 (alias the ‘Pink Panther’) on our starboard side and on our screen with the Automatic Identification System (AIS) on screen. A little match racing looks like it's on the menu today! Apart from a few cargo ships, it was several days that we were on our own on this big blue sea.

All good here onboard Garmin - as with all the fleet, we are looking forward to Uruguay.

Conditions are still quite similar, with some little squalls to wake you up and still a decent wind pushing us down. The wind is progressively backing and the balloons (spinnakers) will be flying soon. The weather looks quite tricky around Punta Del Este - the last 600nM will be very interesting and the different tactics will be nice to watch and to see the final verdict!

Every day we are gaining some miles on all the fleet and putting more distance between Greenings and Nasdaq. This is very important as with Greenings’ redress and a different weather from Porto, they could potentially challenge the leaders! Slow down Dan or we will put our canons on charge!

Have a good day,

GT out