Hi Race fans! I’m Rowdy Gaines reporting on the second to last day of the Great Turtle Race, and what a day! Estéban, Nueva Esperanza, and Seabiscuit all crossed into the Caribbean in a photo finish, but it looks like it was Seabiscuit by a beak! Estéban and Nueva Esperanza finished in a tie for third place, but both made super efforts toward the finish.
Illustration by Chris Rooney
It looks like the mad dash that Nueva made during the last couple of days has left her exhausted. She stopped not too long after crossing the finish line. Maybe she’s taking it easy now that she’s in those warm, soothing Caribbean waters. Estéban crossed into the Caribbean and is now cruising up the coast of the Windward Islands.
Hold on a second! Look at Wawa Bear! It appears her coach, Jason Lezak (who also coached Seabiscuit to an amazing finish) has convinced her that it was time to go to her favorite beach in French Guiana! She’s making great time now, but will she make it before the Race ends tomorrow?
Grembo Jones and Searcher are still hanging around in the eastern Atlantic in the general vicinity of the Cabo Verde Islands. Nightswimmer seems to be headed straight to Georgia. She traveled a long distance, though, which means she knows the way and will be a contender next year!
It has all come down to this: tomorrow is the final day of the Race! How will the Race end? We’ll announce which turtle covered the most ocean during the Race. Visit the interactive Race Map to track all the action. Don’t miss the last day!