With poor winds forecast to the equator Cheyenne has returned to Code Red.
Steve FOSSETT and his crew remain ready to respond to changes, but no new likely weather pattern is expected until the second week in February.
Steve FOSSETT, speaking on Friday 23 January;
"What looked potentially acceptable 24 hours ago has worsened. We would be giving up too much at the start with a slow trip south."
Navigator Stan HONEY;
"It is just too marginal. My recommendation is to wait for a better possibility."
Watch Captain David SCULLY;
"You have to know when to go - and when to say no."