Originally Posted by robelz
Marie is now 9nm ahead of Pedote with 149nm to the finish. Amazing!
Yes, amazing the tenacity of Benoit Marie that even out performed by a faster boat never let go but sad for Pedote that has obviously technical problems that prevent him to be faster. Anyway in stronger wind the difference of speed between the two boats is smaller, just about 0.5K. Unfortunately for him the stronger wind is going away and at the end Pedote is going to be much slower. Probably he lost the spinnaker for lighter winds.
On that fight for 4th, Delesne is slowly going away from Garcia that cannot take more speed from his 15 year old boat (he is now at 4nm). Incredible race for both of them, Garcia taking an incredible performance of a very old boat and Delesne, long time 2th, recovering about 50nm to Garcia since he was forced to stop for getting a new energy pile.
Cartographie | Mini Transat 2013 - Douarnenez / Lanzarote / Pointe-ŕ-Pitre
A great race
A note regarding the others that are still at the middle of the Atlantic: This year the trade winds seem to be much higher than usual and they are in the middle of the Atlantic without trade winds, beating many times against the wind in weak winds making between 3 and 5K. I think they are going to have a problem with supplies. Noddy previewed this abnormal weather situation and many will take a month to cross the Atlantic. I believe that the organization has to find a way to drop food and water for the ones that have a need.