Yes, and that class40 racer is winning this race, on line honors and compensated. That Pogo 50 has a very curious crew. I have posted about that and about some of the boats that are doing well. Have a look:...
Meanwhile, the racing division has had a mixed bag of weather, but the leading group including a Swan 80, the JP54 and new Pogo 50 could be on course to finish in around 11 days, possibly close to the record.
But the big story is a real David and Goliath battle being fought by the Class 40 Vaquita, skippered on this third ARC by ex-VOR sailor Andreas Hanakamp and crewed by some top dinghy sailors. This crew is making a stand-out performance by sticking, on their own, to a very northerly route.
The Akilaria Class 40 is currently the race leader and lying well ahead of the 2nd placed boat, Berenice a Swan 80.