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Offshore Racing – Thursday, April 24, 2014
The whole fleet is now sailing in the trade winds, still somewhat stronger in the South, without options to attack tactically. Best sailing in the light and flucky winds approaching the finish will decide on the final victory. Nicolas Lunven/Eric Péron are leading ahead of Fabien Delahaye/Yoann Richomme FRA having reduced the backlog on 3 miles. The report of the day, the race-viewer and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The trade wind pushes the fleet now at speeds of more than 10 kn direction Caribbeans, and also the former Northern group has now reached the favorable wind stream, but with a backlog of 150 miles and more. Nicolas Lunven/Eric Péron FRA keep the lead 15 miles ahead of Gwenolé Gahinet/Paul Meilhat FRA on rank 2. Over 1100 miles remain to the finish. The race-viewer, the reports and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Yesterday evening, the Maxi-Trimaran IDEC with Francis Joyon FRA reached Rio de Janeiro BRA after the Atlantic Crossing in 13 days, 3 hours and 5 minutes, establishing a first benchmark record for this route, the Route de l'amitié. The report.
Offshore Racing – Monday, April 21, 2014
The expected leader change happened ! The southern group keeps on racing 3 kn faster as the previous leader trio in the North. Nicolas Lunven/Eric Peron FRA are the new leaders 10 miles ahead of Gwenolé Gahinet/Paul Meilhat FRA on rank 2. The best of the northern Group are Gwenael Gbick/Kito de Pavant FRA on position 6, but they will no doubt descend even more, as will Contin Horeau/Michel Desjoyeaux FRA, still 10th. The race-viewer, the daily report and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, April 20, 2014
The southern chaser group still has a speed advantage of 4 kn over the leading trio in the North, but the backlog of the best South team Gwenolé Gahinet/Paul Meilhat FRA has melted to 46 miles. A leader change is most likely during the next 24 hours. For the moment, Gwenael Gbick/Kito de Pavant FRA are still leading 1,9 miles ahead of Jean Le Cam/Gildas Mahé FRA. Corentin Horeau/Michel Desjoyeaux FRA follow 35 miles behind on rank 3. The race-viewer, the reports and the videos.