On Open 60:
Riou managed to lead the race till he had to stop in Cabo Verde to change a broken rudder. Gabart took the opportunity to overtake him and is leading but Riou did not tale long on that pit stop and is on his tail, having lost only 31nm.
Here they are going away from Cabo Verde:
Jour 9 - PRB - Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 por TransatJacquesVabre
The second pursuing group, a trio (Stamm, Beyou, Marc) manage to close on Gabart and the first of them, Beyou is only at 69Nm (won 21Nm).
Difficult to say who has the advantage now, Gabart has more pressure but they have a better wind direction. For now the trio is winning time and distance. On the last two hours they averaged about 15.5K while Gabart is only making 13.2.
Anyway the race remains very hot, even for the leadership.
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On class 40:
It is a duo race with Rogues and Riechers winning time over everybody. Riechers lost some few miles on the last hours (5 Nm) but on the last days has maintained about the same speed and distance to the leader, always about 35nm. On the last 2 hours Rogues has been faster. Here they are, Rogues and Fabien and it seems they are having fun
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