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post #5256 of Old 11-28-2013
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Re: Interesting Sailboats

"Part of the reason for GDF SUEZ losing miles to the two duos which are chasing long time leaders Sébastien Rogues and Fabien Delahaye is revealed this afternoon. The French pair which have lead since the restart from Roscoff tore two of their three spinnakers in the Doldrums. And despite their repair attempts nothing has worked. GDF SUEZ’s pair can see the damage their lack of kites is doing and are clinging on to their lead. At 1100hrs this morning local time (1300hrs UTC) they were 47 miles ahead of the Spanish duo Tales Santander 2014 (Alex Pella and Pablo Santurde) and 54 miles ahead of Mare (Jorg Riechers and Pierre Brasseur). A tense finale is on the cards."
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