Golden Globe Race组织者宣布，伊斯特万·科帕有望在2019年3月21日的9:00左右完成比赛并获得第四名。
The American/Hungarian skipper is now within 250 miles of the Les Sables d'Olonne finish line,but is struggling with self-steering problems which have plagued much of his solo circumnavigation in his Tradewind 35,Puffin.
A few weeks ago he had to makea new tiller from a piece of rigging,which is holding up in the conditions,although Kopar is worried that a wooden connecting piece could break under load and he has no epoxy resin left.
Currently,the north westerly winds are helping the 65-year-old sailor to make good progress,但是这些会在一夜之间减少，reducing his progress.他预计在未来24小时内行驶100英里左右。
The wind is then forecast to become very light before building again on Wednesday.它会向东北方向转，最后70英里的奥隆军刀是一次挑战性的迎风节拍。1990-1991年，世卫组织曾在没有全球定位系统的帮助下独自完成一站式环行导航。
He is also still trying to cope with the black mould which has covered Puffin after he was unable to ventilate the boat in the Southern Ocean.
The final podium position in the Golden Globe Race has gone to Estonian skipper Uku Randmaa
Golden Globe Race entrants Uku Randmaa and Istvan Kopar have both had to seek medical advice as they battle for…
American-Hungarian Golden Globe Race skipper Istvan Kopar has now rounded Cape Horn,and is currently in fourth place
Previously,he has raised concerns about the impact the mould will have on his health,and is washing everything down with bleach to try and keep it at bay.
Fifth placed Tapio Lehtinen is not expected to finish the race until mid-May.
The Finnish skipper and his barnacle infested Gaia 36Asteria仍然被困在南大西洋一个具有挑战性的风洞里。
He has managed to cover less than 400 miles during the past 8 days – an average of just 50 miles.
Position of skippers at 0800 UTC 18 March 2019
1 Jean-Luc VDH（FRA）Rusteller马特穆特36号
2 Mark Slats (NED) Rustler 36 Ohpen Maverick
3 Uku Randmaa (EST) Rustler 36 One and All
4 Istvan Kopar (USA) Tradewind 35 Puffin
5 Tapio Lehtinen（fin）gaia 36阿斯特里亚
Ertan Beskardes（GBR）Rustler 36懒惰水獭
Kevin Farebrother（澳大利亚）Tradewind 35 Sagarmatha
Philippe P_ch_（FRA）Rusteller 36 prb公司
Antoine Cousot (FRA) Biscay 36 Métier Intérim
Abhilash Tomy (IND) Suhaili replica Thuriya
Gregor McGuckin (IRE) Biscay 36 Hanley Energy Endurance
Francesco Cappelletti (ITA) Endurance 35 007
Loïc Lepage (FRA) Nicholson 32 Laaland
Susie Goodall (GBR) Rustler 36 DHL Starlight