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Old 11-15-2012
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Originally Posted by robelz View Post
What happened to MACIF? 8 knots slower than le'Cleac and Stamm and lost about 20 miles...
Nothing special, he is finally paying for that more eastern option. Click on options and wind and have a look at the next hours: He is the one in the worst position...and Vincent the one in the best

http://tracking2012.vendeeglobe.org/en/

He describes the situation:

Ça va toujours bien à bord de Macif. On est dans un vent plus qu’instable et irrégulier donc je ne vais pas fanfaronner et dire que c’est simple. Au niveau de la mer, ça commence à se ranger, on a vu bien pire mais c’est surtout le vent qui tourne dans tous les sens. Il y a 20 minutes, j’ai eu droit à un 360.

He says that he has very unstable wind rounding in all directions and he says that 20m ago lost control of the boat and made a complete 360º turn.

I am very curious to see how many miles is Vincent going to recover. It looked like he had taken a bad choice...well, I am not sure now

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Paulo
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