Bruno PEYRON: 'Things are a little tricky, as we've had some nasty seas since yesterday. We're more in a defensive mode than an attacking one. The sea is going to have to calm down a little, before we can speed off again. We have had two inconsequential warnings, with a boom block that exploded and a broken running backstay winch. Two warnings we need to listen to. But it's been a week now since Crozet that we have been on the defensive. We shall be in this mode for another 24 hours until tomorrow evening, before speeding away again.'
2000 miles ahead. 'It's true that it is quite impressive to know that we are almost at the halfway point, even if we're not too happy about the past 24 hours. It was difficult to let the boat suffer, not having the right angle and being forced to slow down, but we mustn't grumble either when you see 11 days to reach Cape Town, 21 days for the south of Australia and 24 or 25 days for New Zealand.'
The ice zone south of New Zealand. 'We haven't had any information over the past month concerning the ice zone, which lies ahead and which is a real discontinuous wall. We don't have any radar, no security system on board, so we're going to have to take the long way around. That will mean we have further to go, but we're going to have to put up with that cost, as the decision has been taken.'
Day at sea: 23
Time (GMT): 04h00
Latitude: 52 42.32' S
Longitude: 131 44.12' E
Recorded speed: 22.3 knots
Recorded bearing: 66
Average speed: 27.5 knots
Speed over 24h: 22.2 knots
Distance over 24h: 532 nm
Speed since the start: 22.8 knots
Total distance: 12,466 nm
Remaining distance: 12,825.40 nm
Lead on day 22:
- record J.Verne record: +2,091 nm (ahead)
- absolute record: +2,057 nm (ahead)