Widely-scattered frontrunners will converge to pass the Kerguelen Islands in less than 1,000 miles. Winds are moderate but living conditions in the Southern Ocean are not comfortable.
From BYM News:
The lighter conditions do not necessarily make life on board any easier – it is still bone-chillingly cold with dense humidity combined with the permanent stress that comes with racing through the Southern Ocean. [Josse said:]”I feel in good shape although it’s hard when it’s so cold. When you go outside it takes 5 minutes to prepare, to put on all the different layers and protective clothing. I am happy to be in the Southern Ocean but I will also be happy to leave it!”