Ryan Sandes is doing what he does best and has won stage 3 of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica. He has a very healthy lead over the 2nd place competitor and says he is feeling good.
Stage 3: “Four seasons in one day!” is how Mary Gadams described today’s weather on Deception Island from a satellite phone on the deck of The Antarctic Dream. South African Ryan Sandes retains a healthy lead from Paolo Barghini of Italy whilst in the women’s section the top three are closely stacked: Diana Hogan-Murphy, of Ireland, Samantha Gash of Australia and Mirjana Pellizzer, of Croatia. The competitors were able to race until 17:30 before the weather finally closed in. The Antarctic Dream is now on a 14 hour crossing to Dorian Bay, and it’s hoped that Stage 4 will begin between 09:00 and 10:00. Satellite internet connections remain difficult to establish and maintain so please bear with us on the updating of website content.