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Transat Jaques Vabre - Mini Transat
Tales II recovered the next 13nm and is only 66nm behind. mare also speeds up and has 89nm left to the leader. GDFS has 652nm left to the finish...
And Pella keeps recovering miles. Now at 616 from the finish he is at 61nm. I still believe they will not be able to make it but I would love to be wrong about this.
The Scow is at full throttle, too and now 13nm ahead. Having chat to an experienced former Mini sailor I found out that Marie is a way better sailor than Pedote. Keep that in mind when referring to the Scow's performance...
I don't know were your friend got that information but it does not seem true. Benoit Marie never won a mini race and the best result ever was 4th on a minor race.
Pedote races for more time and in 2009 made 4th on the transat with a series boat in 2010 raced with Figaro II and has won several races with the bath tube boat, most of them on races where the boat has not a big advantage as in a transat.
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Last edited by PCP; 11-27-2013 at 08:10 AM.