What happened to Stamm? In the 11AM ranking he ist 50 miles behind Gabart and even 65 behind Riou!?
Look at the video
... By tomorrow morning the universe will be set right again and Macif will be disappearing into the distance. In boats so closely matched, the Gabart / Desjoyeux performance is all the more incredible. ...
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Riou had stopped the recovery from Gabart and even won some miles. In last post I sad Riou was on the better position and now it is even more so in what regards everybody including Gabart. It is amazing the importance that a relatively small lateral distance can have.
As I have also previewed the group more to the west was going to lose and that was the case, including Stamm.
Stamm, Marc and Beyou are really close and form a second group at already some distance to the leading boats. Their wind pressure is much less and they are losing and will continue losing to the two leaders. Look at what happened to them yesterday:
Jour 8 - Maître CoQ (IMOCA) - Transat Jacques... por TransatJacquesVabre
Gabart is at 17nm from Riou while the other three are at about 80nm.
Amazingly good rooting by Riou that not only does not make mistakes as it has always the boat on the right course to get the better possible conditions. Great race.
On 40 class another great race, with Rietchers in hot pursuit of the leader (Rogues) that has managed to maintain a difference of about 35nm. The boats are going fast (14K) and the third, Seguin, on a Lombard design, after have managed to win 30nm over the two on the head seems to have now stabilized on a 95nm difference.
Transat Jacques Vabre 2013