Yes, nice movie. Sam says that she have done surfs at 17/18K
I was half right about those guys on the East. They have come down fast, but the guys from the lead were also fast, so in the end it was not a big gain.
Anyway, as I had forecast, Nicolas Troussel (one of those guys) beat by a large margin the race best millage on 24h: 293,8 miles
. Thats an average of more than 12k - Not bad for a inexpensive 33ft boat
Jeanne and the two boat close by are closing on Sam. They seem to be a little faster. I believe they are super motivated: After the wins of a Portuguese in the last mini Transats, having an English woman leading on the Figaro Transat should piss a lot of Fench racing sailors
...and they are very good.
Yesterday Jeanne had stated for the press something like this (translation):
"Better say to Sam Davies to have attention to her rear mirrors. We are going to lose the heavy cavalry to catch her"
And fact is that Jeanne is closing in
They all have to tack for passing between the two Islands. It is going to be the next interesting call. When is the right moment to do it?