Originally Posted by PCP
Can someone explain me why they did not move the boat before the mooring lines snapped
In 4 more hours, at this rate, Marie is going to be passing Pedote. I believe your analysis is probably correct - sail issues for Pedote. He's still doing 8 knots, so probably not rudder-related. Would be a real pity to get this far and lose the race because of gear failure. But don't want to take anything away from Benoit, who has sailed a tenacious race, never giving up even when Pedote was extending earlier. A real nail biter, as we say.