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8 February 2004, 07:09 pm
Cheyenne Encounters Expected High Pressure
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Cheyenne and crew are continuing to make good progress towards Cape Finisterre but have begun slowing as they encounter the predicted lighter winds in the Southern part of the Bay of Biscay.
The next hours will be important as they must traverse this High pressure ridge before heading further southwest through Sunday - to catch a Low pressure system and a quicker ride to the equator.

When the 'Code Green' start decision was taken (only 72 hrs ago) it was understood that this first week was going to be challenging.

Meteorologist Ken CAMBELL, Director of Commanders Weather, noted:

"The first hurdle was to get to the start line by this morning. The next one will be to get through this High. The third hurdle will be to get west and south to catch the front.

The next 9 - 10 hours will be slow - I have spoken to Adrienne and Steve at about 1800z and so far we are getting exactly what we expected."

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