Leg 5 – Auckland to Itajaí

I skipped all of posting about Leg 5 after a horrible early noob loss trying to use the free TWA and so I embarked on an experiment going  far north to avoid a bout of southern doldrums.  Of course, sailing near the Tropic of Capricorn was a bad idea, and although I came across the Southern Pacific without loss in my crossing group, I was still a good 5 sets of trade winds behind the leaders.

Let’s just say I’m not going to AFK with TWA on again!

Unfortunately I was just under 24 hours to the finish and around 32,000th place when the race reset in preparation for Leg 6.

My first DNF.