Cheyenne Returns To Code Red
Jules Verne Trophy
After consulting with his meteorological team, Steve Fossett advised his crew on Sunday morning that there would be no RTW departure this week:
"The weather for a potential start about 15 January has failed. This is disappointing because that start date looked good on all the long term forecasts for the past week. But now a low is forming southwest of Ireland. This will push the center of the High Pressure into the coast of Portugal, resulting in virtually no wind.
We had completed all preparations - even to the point of loading the food onto the boat. Now we will unpack and resume training, with a combination of day-sailing and physical conditioning on shore.
The next departure date being considered is 26 January. However, on such a long range forecast, we will be prepared for the possibility for a favorable weather change in the week preceding 26 January."