and that's it, last post about the Transat Jaques Vabbre: On class 40 things went as previewed : 1st Rogues, 2nd Pella, 3rd Riechers.
A well deserved victory for Rogues that had always maintained Riechers at distance and only allowed its recovering when they damaged their sails.
A great 2nd for Pella, the fastest on the race that did not won only because lost 190nm on a forced stop in Spain and a good 3th for Riechers.
Jour 24 - Arrivée des 3 premiers Class40... por TransatJacquesVabre
Regarding that all Spanish team (2nd) and the other two boats you can see that they are a low budget team: No publicity on their boat and lots of publicity on the two other boats. Good for them. I guess now they will find sponsors to get the white out of their sailboat
It seems that the boats to have for winning on class 40 are the Sam Manuard design (1st and 3th and most of all the Marcelino Botin design (2th) and that comes as a surprise from a Spanish NA without experience on 40class design. Well, now he has
Let's see hoe the New Pogo S3 will rank among these.
On the mini transat the race is HOT
Benoit Marie quite unexpectedly has showed that his boat and himself could be a match to Pedote and his bathtube bow boat downwind in medium to strong winds. Decidedly Pedote's boat bigger advantage is on a beam reach where he can take advantage of all extra RM. Benoit Marie recovered all the miles lost and is now at 25nm at 326nm from the finish and it is faster almost 1k than Pedote. Maybe Pedote has some problem with his sails.
Regarding the trio that are battling for 3th, Delesne has finally managed to overtake Garcia and is at 33nm from Remi but Remi has a better wind angle and is winning miles over him. Garcia and is old boat seem not to be completely beaten by Delesne: They are 1k faster now and it is possible that we will have here a great fight till the finish.