Not far from Hobart, Tasmania: 27th December 2016

CQS reports this afternoon that they are on a fast reach towards the entrance to Hobart’s Derwent River, the team have crossed Bass Straight, and have had a relatively uneventful day.

“Nothing much has changed since this morning,” they said. “We’ve got 20 to 25 knots of mostly easterly breeze, and a 1 to 2 metre swell.” With the wind angle they have, CQS is able to point her bow straight towards the next turning point.

“We’ve averaged around 18 knots since this morning, and have cleared Bass Straight without any dramas,” they concluded.

The race tracker currently shows them 63 nautical miles east of Flinders Island, with an ETA in Hobart of 04:44am tomorrow morning.