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More and more interesting. Now three more boats are joining the leader pack land all following the west option: Jean, Mike and Dominique.

The lateral distance between Armel and Jean-Pierre (the one more to the West) is almost 500Nm

Stamm comes charging on a middle position and the organization give him the 2th place. It is possible that he is taking the best option. They continue to say that François is at 250Nm from the leader and Jean-Pierre at more than 300Nm but fact is that Armel is making 11K (and will lose speed) while Jeam-Pierre is doing 15K and will not lose speed but it is possible that he even increases it.

A difference of 4K over 24 hours will give 96NM. When Jean-Pierre started to go West he was at only 50Nm from Armel. It would be needed two days and a half with this difference of speed for Jean-Pierre to recover the distance over Armel...but the difference of speed can be a lot different and if Armel starts to makes only 6 or 7K (that I think it is quite possible) the time needed it will be reduced to half and that is a bit more than a day so...big game at play

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