Today we have one of those rare occurrences where not only do the models match up quite well, but in a pretty favorable fashion. Both forecasts seen below (RTOFS in green in the first image and Copernicus in yellow in the second) show a warm eddy and cold eddy combination about 300km to our south east that will be aiming for over the next week. They also agree that if we keep our heading a bit to the south along our approach we should find more favorable currents along the way. With our current waypoint, Challenger should progress somewhat along the white line shown in the images if the forecasts hold true.
Tomorrow morning after our pre weekend discussion we will set a new way point further out to the south east to pursue through the weekend as we try and hit the sweet spot between those two eddies.
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