Originally Posted by Melrna
This has been a brutal race leg for 4/5 boats. Remember it is not over until the fat lady sings. More sailing to go just on this leg alone. Been a great race so far. Cannot wait until they get here to Miami. Like in NYC I will be there to meet them all and see them off.
Still rooting for Puma, but my heart is out to Groupama and hope for a speed recovery.
I guess I know what those guys are going to try. They are mostly solo sailors used to improvise. They are going to Punta d'el Este (59Nm) and see what they can do with the pieces of their mast, jury rig fast and try to make the 700Nm to Itajaí before Camper. When they get there they will have a brand new mast waiting (it has to come from Holland).
Third place with a broken mast will not be bad