Bad luck for Pella: All that went for the shore searching for wind had bad results and Pella was no exception. During the night he lost 2.5nm that he recovered again and is now at 34nm from the 1st (Rogues) with 367nm to go.
I hope to be mistaken but its position regarding wind direction seems worse to me than the one from Rogues, anyway they have a patch with very unstable and weak winds ahead that can decide everything.
Rogues had already showed in the doldrums that is a master in this kind of strategic sailing. Let's see if he confirms those qualities.
Regarding that particular race between Alexandro and Tanguy overtook Alexandro (again
) and he has now an advantage of 4.6nm with 47nm for the finish. The boats are very close and that will probably enough for Tanguy to win over Alexandro.
Alexandro is not smiling for the first time on the videos and that shows how hard the situation is for him: he was leading over Tanguy and then they felt the boat strange and slower, they went inside and found 1 ton of water sloshing around. One of the ballast tanks had a bad leak and the water come out to the bilges. They have been repairing the boat since the start but this problem comes really in a bad time on the last sprint to the finish....
Instead of taking care of the sails for extracting that extra decimal knot, they are busy taking the water out of the boat. Really hard, they did not deserve that
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On the mini race Pedote continues to increase the distance over Benoit Marie that is now at 27nm while the third (Remy) is already at 115nm. Deslene in 5th is slowly closing on the 4th (Garcia) and his at only 9nm. These two are about 150nm from the leader while the 6th is already at 469nm.
On the series Aymeric continues to make an incredible race and if he was racing with the protos he would be 5th. He has already an advantage of 138nm over Justine that on that overall race would be 6th and has an advantage of about 64nm over koster that on that overall classification would be 7th.
The two of them are making a great race and it seems we have on Justine another fast solo sailing woman that with some luck will join at top level the few women that race on equal terms with men.
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