Originally Posted by MrPelicano
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.
Humm, I still don't understand why they did not move the boat
But maybe all is not lost for Pedote depending on the sail where he has problems. If it is the main he is toasted but if it is the Spy for light winds maybe the stronger wind (16k) he has ahead will be enough for not losing so much with the smaller spy, assuming the problems is with sails and the bigger spy.
There are other interesting fights: The battle between Garcia and Delesne is not not finished. Deslene has an advantage of 1.9nm but Garcia was faster on the last measured speed by more than 1K. It will be interesting
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