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Transat Jaques Vabre - Mini Transat

Jour 15 - Safran (IMOCA) - Transat Jacques... por TransatJacquesVabre

And it is this boat with Marc and Pacal that was the fastest on the last 24h. It is a pity they are so close from the finish. I don't believe that they can win 45Nm to Riou. Last day they have recovered 23nm but besides great sailing they had luck with the wind. That is about 1nm/hour for 24 hours. They will arrive in about 2 days and a half. It would be needed a continuous win of about the same magnitude of the one on the last 24 hours for Marc to be able to overtake Riou.

Not impossible but hardly likely even if on the last 2 hours Marc won 1.8Nm.

Beyou is not far away from Marc and has been also faster than Riou. He is at only 10nm from Marc. Stamm is already far away.

Still a great race

Transat Jacques Vabre 2013

On the class 40 for the first time Rogues is winning over the two pursuers that have chosen different courses. Rogues is not out of the weak winds but it is making much better speed than the other two and it will continue to win on the next hours but everything is still very much open.

On the mini transat not many changes: Pedote is maintaining the distance to Benoit Marie (25Nm) that is on the same course. The Bath tube bow racer is not losing much on the weak winds to Benoit's more conventional boat. They will have more weak winds ahead and we will be able to compare better the performance of both boats since they are on the same course now.

Cartographie | Mini Transat 2013 - Douarnenez / Lanzarote / Pointe--Pitre

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