Only 10 of the 18 competitors in the solo round-the-world Golden Globe Race have rounded the Cape of Good Hope, the first of three capes on the 30,000-mile route. They will pass through the cold, inhospitable southern Indian Ocean, passing the Crozet and Kerguelen archipelagos on their way to Cape Leeuwin.
The fleet is
Russia's Igor Zaretsky, who celebrated his
Rounding the Cape of Good Hope was not easy for Igor: on the approach there were four meters waves and wind 25-30 knots.
«Sometimes a particularly big wave hits the side and everything starts to fly around the cabin. Inside the cabin is a complete mess.» I clean up every night so I can get a fresh start the next day," Zaretsky said during a call with the race committee.
One such wave tossed the yachtsman across the cabin onto the life raft. He had to consult a doctor with a suspected broken rib.
Equipment failures and psychological difficulties took nearly half of the competitors out of the running for the GGR trophy. The last man to drop out of the Golden Globe Race was Loïc Lepage. He made
Earlier, Are Wig was forced to abandon the race due to a broken mast as a result of an overturned overturn. Antoine Cousot and Philippe Péché had auto-helms failure. Kevin Fairbrazier, Francesco Cappelletti and Ertan Bescardes dropped out in the first two weeks of the regatta, unable to withstand the test of isolation and loneliness.