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Re: VOR: Very interesting

Originally Posted by PCP View Post
Hey Guys, you should give a good look at the the VOR: About 1000 Nm to go and three boats with a difference of 20Nm, very complicated weather pattern big tactical decisions on the next hours and all the three are taking different options.

I guess that there is a big chance that the winner will be determined on the next 24 hours.

Puma starts with a 13Nm head lead…but that is no big assurance given the difficulty of the game ahead. Any slight mistake will cost it the lead.

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Race Data Center
It is on these conditions that big gains can be obtained. All boats are doing less than 6K, some just doing 2K.

So far Puma had played it brilliantly and has won miles over the pursuers (3.5Nm) and most of all, now they seem to be all in about the same course.

Another one that has been playing very well is Groupama that reduced by half the distance that separates it from the leader, but I guess that it is too late and the weak winds ahead will not be to its advantage.

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Race Data Center

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