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Sail! Nándor Fa’s Got A Good Wind But The Dead Calm Is Coming

Robert Velkey 2017.01.12.

“Blow high, blow low and so sail we” sings the old Irish song… Nándor Fa may sing the old marine’s tune as he had a hard time reaching Cape Horn.

At first, the Hungarian sailor had no wind, but when a strong wind did arrive, it brought freezing temperatures with it. Nándor Fa rounded Cape Horn for a fifth time while circumnavigating the earth as a participant in the Vendeé Globe race. He did it and he turned the Cape but now, he has to take a relief road if he wants to keep his good wind in his sails.

Armel Le Cléac’h eraned 250 meters more advantage afore the second, Alex Thomson so it looks like the race will be won by a French sailor again (it happens always on Vendée Globe).


By the way, according to the official website of The Vendée Globe, this race is still the only non-stop solo round the world race without assistance and it is the first non-stop solo round the world race via the three capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn).


Sail on Nándor! You know “You can’t control the wind but you can adjust the sail.”