My friend Nabil is one of the skippers in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. Like most of the boats, this spring has been a rush to get the boats ready and do all the qualifications. Most skippers left the 1000-mile documented solo sail (if they had not done one yet) to the end. Nabil is 3 days out on his, and found a dead spot in the ocean. 150 miles so far. Drifting at 0.7knts. He has to do the 1000nm, and then get to France for the mandatory skippers meeting on the 12th. Gonna be close!