IMOCA Open 60 - Europa Warm Up - Leg 2 - Day 5
After having rounded the Azores Island Santa Maria, the fleet is actually heading North direction Fastnet Rock - the next waypoint of this round course - in a 20 - 30 kn southerly breeze. The Open 60 reach now speeds of over 20 kn. Vincent Riou FRA ('PRB') is the new leader with Bernard Stamm SUI ('Cheminees Poujoulat'), jointly with Armel Le Cleach FRA '(Banque Populaire') as immediate persuers only 19 miles behind. After Jean-Pierre Dick FRA, Kito De Pavant FRA ('Groupe Bel') is out as well after loosing the mast. The Schuss direction North will continue another 24 hours. There remain over 1'100 miles left to the finish at La Rochelle FRA. The race-viewer, the daily report and the videos.