Didac Costa… Hello South!
Didac Costa remains in the compact group of four boats, together with Medalia (Pip Hare), La Mie Câline-Artisans Artipôle (Arnaud Boissières) and Groupe Sétin (Manuel Cousin). The quartet sails very closely together, with a separation of only 50 miles for days, in the dispute of the twentieth position of the classification.
The Spanish sailor crossed the equator in 21st place, a dozen miles behind the sailor Pip Hare, and with hardly any advantage over Arnaud Boissières.
In recent days descending through the Northern Hemisphere, the One Planet One Ocean has seen its march slowed down in the area of equatorial calms, unlike other groups of ships that precede it, and that crossed it without barely slowing down as the less active calms.
Didac Costa now faces the second major phase of the Vendée Globe route, which runs to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The atypical meteorology experienced in the northern hemisphere with the tropical storm Theta and the Santa Helena anticyclone split and dispersed in several areas, is being a complicated obstacle on the route to Buena Esperanza, the prelude to the southern seas and their strong storms in the dreaded 40 Rugientes, which the Spaniard has already successfully crossed in his previous two non-stop round-the-world regattas with his same boat One Planet One Ocean.