What’s happening? What would you do?

If we focus on the group of boats sailing around the latitude of Trinidade off the coast of Brazil, there seems to be some scrambling for ideas going on. Why? In 24-36 hours an area of light winds will make its way on these skippers’ route, an occurrence typical of the Horses Latitudes and before the transition to the Southern Oceans where low pressure systems sweep constantly from West to East. This is a highly tactical moment, woudl you try and sail the shortest route or sail around the wind hole? What would you do?