Despite BMW ORACLE Racing's pressure, Team Sea Dubai managed to keep the lead until the arrival line, dropping its kite on time as the wind suddenly switched by 100 degrees as the rainsquall
But the men decided to try to row into the rainsquall
, in order to be in the midst of heavier rain.
Shokaku and the Zuikaku were about ten thousand yards apart, hidden under a rainsquall
After passing Stewart Island, the weather went from a series of 60 knot rainsqualls
with 45 knots in the intervals to almost nothing, but still with a very big swell.
Then, on September 10, as the convoy sailed through rainsqualls
, it ran head on into "Gruppe Vorwarts"--13 U-boats that had been tracking its movements since dawn.
The Atlantic Ocean slapped and purled against the coastline a few miles away; between rainsqualls
, the sun beat down like a mallet.