It had been thought that French lone sailors and record seekers Jean Luc Van Den Heede and Francis Joyon would literally see each other in the Southern Ocean. According to VDH this is not to be as, “In order to avoid some unfavourable winds, he headed up north, and with the WSW that I’ve had since the end of yesterday’s gale, I didn’t have any other choice but to head 250°, which means I’ll be at a much more southerly latitude than he is. ”
No worries for either though, Joyon is over 3000 miles ahead of record pace while VDH is nearly 2 weeks ahead of record pace.
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