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Dídac Costa does not cease in his addition and continues in the Vendée Globe and his last milestone has been to cross the length of Cape Horn, which is the third and last of the three great capes of this regatta around the world. 67 days ago the Vendée Globe started and this is the third time that This firefighter by profession doubles Cape Hornos after doing it in the last edition of this regatta (2016) and in the Barcelona World Race in 2015. “I am very happy to have finally crossed Hornos. The last few weeks have been very tough in the Pacific with very strong wind and sea conditions so I really wanted to. It was great to be able to see the cape closer than the other two times and enjoy the spectacular scenery, ”he explained.
The Spanish ocean sailor took the start of this Vendée Globe 67 days ago and the truth is that the Pacific barely gave it respite because it faced winds of more than 40 knots, with gusts of up to 60, vertical waves and even hail. “I lost count of the days or weeks that I sailed under wind blows, wet and very cold. I also remember arriving very tired at Hornos in 2016. The wind and sea conditions in this edition have been much more demanding, but I am happy with the time taken to get there ”, commented a Dídac Costa who, in one of the last gybes, saw how A mainsail batten broke and he had to lower the sail and cut a spare batten to replace it.
That was a scare that he managed to solve well and, despite the hardness of the journey, he has also been able to enjoy placid moments and thus develop some scientific projects in which he participates. A great example is that, when passing Nemo Point (it is more than 1,600 kilometers equidistant from the coasts of three distant islands: to the north it is Ducie Island, to the northeast it is Motu Nui and to the south it is Maher Island) he launched into the water a scientific beacon of the program ‘ Argonáutica ‘that will allow researchers to study ocean currents. Now Dídac Costa, who is nineteenth, still has about 29 more days left. It will go up the Atlantic, then past the Doldrums and finally the countdown to Les Sables d’Olonne, the starting point, will begin. The leader of the Vendée Globe is Frenchman Charles Dalin (Alpivia), who has 7,702.41 kilometers to complete it.
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