Inevitability of the Doldrums: running out of wind


Mag 80 closing on equator

LOS ANGELES—The initial effects of the Intertropical Convergence Zone—the “Doldrums”—apparently were about to fall with a thud on the four boats in the Transpacific Yacht Club’s 13th Tahiti Race. The leader, Doug Baker’s Magnitude 80, was running out of wind early Saturday.

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