by Richard Crockett
In barely three days, François Gabart literally swallowed Argentina to find himself off the coast of Brazil thanks to a beautiful depression that propelled him from Cape Horn to the southern thirties.
The passage was fast, but hard for the boat and her skipper François Gabart as at times they were doing 45 knots.
Much of the difficult part is behind them now as they race up the Atlantic. And a bonus is that they are well ahead of the record pace by 1695 nautical miles.
The record set by Thomas Coville aboard Sodebo Ultim is 49 days, 03 hours, 04 minutes & 28 seconds.
Have a look at the tracking map to see just how far ahead of the record pace he is, as well as his progress and the weather conditions.