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Yes, Groupama is doing what I thought they were doing...and they also confirm my suspicion that they were gambling hard:

"We are on a highway to hell, yes, but along the coast and downwind! And with Morocco just under our eyes, we really feel like this is the start of a round the world trip... But a lonely one, and that really wasn’t planned.

Beause yes, that’s confirmed! The unbelievable scenario we felt could happen yesterday is now taking shape. Our three competitors went for the west, looking for a new weather system. Let’s say we won’t see them again soon!

As far as we are concerned, even though we have no competitor around us, we are running after a tradewind embryo moving with us towards the south. If we manage to catch it, we believe our option could pay. If not, we will have to reduce our consumption of gasoil and food, ‘cause we could stay in the neighbourhood for quite a while...

The atmosphere on board is following a parallel curve to the strength of the wind. Everyone on board has been 100 per cent behind the decision to go south and we are all working hard to make it pay.

Since yesterday evening we have around 10 knots of north-east wind. Rather a good sign.


And do you have seen the Episode with the skipper on Camper?

He was being interviewed live, and just when he was saying" ... the med sometimes is like this" a bigger wave and there he goes flying to the other side of the boat

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