Friday, 21 January 2011

BWR: Caffari and Corbella Climb Four Places in Four Days

On board Gaes Centros Auditivos during the Barcelona World Race. Image copyright Barcelona World Race.

by Jo Uffendell

The all female duo aboard GAES Centros Auditivos have climbed four places in the rankings in four days with just 108 miles separating them from the current leaders, Pepe Ribes and Alex Pella on Estrella Damn. At the 1500hrs polling today Caffari and Corbella sat in fifth place, three miles ahead of closest race rivals Pachi Rivero & Antonio Piris on Renault Z.E.

Speaking earlier today, Caffari, said:

“It’s a little hot, a little sweaty, but very happy here! We’ve always kept an eye on Neutrogena after we let them get away in the North Atlantic and it’s been really good for us to see that we’re just doing the same speed if not a little bit faster.”Caffari and Corbella are anticipating tricky conditions ahead in the South Atlantic and although they have blue skies and high temperatures now, they know life in t-shirts will be brief. As they head towards the Southern Ocean they are keen to make sure the boat has been thoroughly checked over.

Caffari added:

“We’re enjoying the glorious sunshine while we’ve got it, because it will be short-lived. But the weather’s really complex in the South Atlantic so it’s going to be a really difficult week. This morning is lovely, the wind is decreasing – we’ve only got 8 knots and it’s a little up and down, but we’ve got really flat water which means we can open the hatches and actually get some air flow in the boat which is really nice. It’s blue sky and scorchio! We know the cold weather is coming but we can’t even think about it at the moment.”“This time in the South Atlantic, although it’s complex it will actually go quite quickly and we’ll be on that train going round the bottom pretty quick so it’s important we do as many checks as we can while conditions allow and make life easy. But we’re in pretty good shape on GAES so nothing’s too stressful.”The Barcelona World Race is led by Pepe Ribes and Alex Pella on Estrella Damn by 37 miles. At the 1500hrs ranking today, Caffari and Corbella on GAES Centros Auditivos were in 5th place, three miles ahead of Pachi Ribero and Antonio Piris on Renault Z.E.

Gaes Centros Auditivos
Barcelona World Race