金球赛队长伊斯特万·科帕现在距离法国奥隆军刀的终点线250英里以内,但仍然受到转向问题的困扰。

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.

最新的问题是他的更换橡胶刀片在他的风车自动转向,这是太短,正在被提出的水。

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.

Istvan Kopar wearing a harness

Istvan Kopar now wearing a harness day and night to avoid tripping over new emergency tiller and falling overboard.学分:Jessie Martin/PPL/GGR

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.

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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

FINISHED:

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

STILL RACING
4 Istvan Kopar (USA) Tradewind 35 Puffin
5 Tapio Lehtinen(fin)gaia 36阿斯特里亚

奇切斯特等级(无时间限制)

伊戈尔·扎雷茨基(俄罗斯)耐力35号埃斯梅拉达(计划于2019年10月从澳大利亚重新开始)

Retired

Ertan Beskardes(GBR)Rustler 36懒惰水獭
Kevin Farebrother(澳大利亚)Tradewind 35 Sagarmatha
纳比尔·阿姆拉(PAL)比斯开36自由二世
Philippe P_ch_(FRA)Rusteller 36 prb公司
Antoine Cousot (FRA) Biscay 36 Métier Intérim
WIIG(NOR)OE32奥利安娜
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
马克·辛克莱尔(澳大利亚)莱洛34椰子