Sailonline – Another Victory for RMYS
Andrew Fisk takes second in Uruguay to Cascais Race 2020
Last week RMYS member Andrew Fisk (Fisky) finished in second place in Sail Online’s 5,000nm race from Uraguay to Cascais bringing to three the number of RMYS members who have featured on the podium this year.
The 5081nm race is the fourth and final leg of the Sail Online (SOL) round-the-world race for 2020. It started from Puntal del Este in Uraguay at 7am Oct 3rd AEST and leaders (including Fisky) finished at Cascais in Portugal just over 16 days later.
The race crosses the Atlantic from west to east and crosses the equator from south to north so the weather patterns can be challenging and they really were throughout this race. A few ‘outliers’ chose right from the start to take an eastern route while the vast majority opted for the western route. Even though most of the predictions said to go west there ended up being a major split in the fleet with more than 1,000nm separating them at one stage.
My overall feeling was stay in the middle and sail fast towards the finish as the routing analysis was changing with each weather. In the end the western route just looked too risky if there was a change and you ended up stuck out there 1000’s of miles away. Kind of what happened really!
I asked Fisky for a race this morning and that’s all he could give me. But of course he and his business partner – another member, Jesse Gerner – are frantically working to prepare their restaurant ‘Bomba’ in the city for reopening so any report is a good report at the moment.
Well done in the race Fisky and all the best for the reopening of the restaurant tomorrow.
Article provided by David Taylor.