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The lead still the crazy race 'Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge' in the category for two-man boats, but Lasse Wulff Hansen and Mads Vangsø meets unexpected resistance in the midst of the decisive spurt in the Atlantic ocean.
With nearly 700 kilometres to the goal is the Danish rowing boat caught in a storm that pushes them away from the finish line on the island of Antigua in the Caribbean.
- just As we thought we were going against Antigua in a nice way, then I must say that we have been squeezed thoroughly. The wind pushing us southwards, and it is so hard, and the waves are so harsh, that we will be pushed many miles to the south, and it gives us problems in relation to land in Antigua, says Mads Vangsø, which also sounds a bit pressure, since the Extra Leaf to speak with him on Thursday.
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The former radio - and tv-host does not hide the fact that the circumstances of the conversation is far from ideal.
the Weather has claimed the lives of precious sleep for the already extremely pressed by the danes.
- It may have been one of the worst nights we have had on the entire trip, says Mads Vangsø.
The udkørte danes now need to find additional forces forward to fight against the ocean current, and thus avoid drifting even further away from the finish line.
- It is difficult to correct in a rowboat, because we have not much to shoot with. It is dødhamrende frustrating. We thought we had five-six days back, before we were in the country, says Mads Vangsø.
It is not the first times on the trip, that the danes have been disappointed, because the expected timetable not kept the connector. Extra Magazine follows developments closely, and you can daily get the latest news from the Danish camp here on eb.dk.