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The delay starts to be embarrassing. Last news:
"Back on the weather
To understand the situation, imagine the dividing line from the Brittany Penninsular and Cape Finisterre. This highway is, for the moment, being swept by the western margin of the strong to very strong southwesterly winds. Inshore of that line the conditions are much more manageable, but it's a potential trap for competitors who may be at risk of being caught in the bay and not being able to get out. At the moment the winds are particularly strong between the Ortegal peninsula and Cape Finisterre, where gusts of over 50 knots are expected in the coming days.
The Gijon option
This situation has led the race committee not to activate the option of a stopover in Gijon. Given current projections, the risk was too great that the fleet would find itself stuck in the Asturian port, unable to safely navigate the 180 miles separating Gijon and the tip of Galicia, in the face of strong winds from the west. This option can be activated only if the Spanish stopover permitted a maximum wait of two to three days before crossing the tip of Spain. The race director does not discount any options in the interests of the competitors."
Un code couleurs pour le départ | Mini Transat 2013 - Douarnenez / Lanzarote / Pointe-à-Pitre
interesting weather information:
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Last edited by PCP; 10-16-2013 at 08:15 AM.