The wind doesn’t let Axel down at the moment. With 9.2 knots he didn’t beat his top speed, which is 11.1 knots, but in single-handed sailing he definitively broke his record.
The only problem: Autopilot “Hein” can’t handle 20 – 25 knote wind and a full sail area. So Axel had to take in his sail and had to carry on with relaxed six to seven knots.
And what else did Axel let us know in the Hamburg office? “It’s time to arrive in the south. It’s freezing up here!” You can check Axel’s location on our map.