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30 January 2005, 09:41 am
Between Sao Vicente and Santa Luzia
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Orange II

Orange II arrived at 4:45 GMT this morning in the north of the archipelago of Cape Verde. Bruno PEYRON's maxi catamaran was in the North-East of the island of Sao Antao, the island located at the North-West of this group of islands.
Orange II sailed South during one hour and ahalf until tracing her route between Sao Vicente and Santa Luzia. Then she started to oblique her route to the west in order to release herself from the highest islands.

In a moderated North-East wind, the crew sails the 'wind making machine' at more than 15 knots. It has been the mean velocity besides of the catamaran from 7 p.m. Friday evening, when she finally escaped from a no wind area where she get becalmed few tens of minutes.

Now, Orange II will continue her route in the west of the other islands of the archipelago, including Brava and Fogo, both located at south-west. Next obstacle on her route: the doldrums.
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