Taking stock after 12hrs of racing

So it’s now been 12 hours since the competitors set off from  Douarnenez and the first have reached Groix, so  82 nautical miles at an average of slightly less than 7 knots. Good weather,  smooth seas, and no withdrawals up to now apart from the 589 which never left.

At the head of the race we find the  prototypes : 950-Porsche François Champion, 787-DECOSAIL Sébastien Pebelier and 1019-BigBounce Pierre Le Roy bunched up together.  The 800 skippered by Irina Gracheva has caught up and got much closer to the first three. And 2 nautical miles further two other boats bring up the rear of the first group : Victor Turpin’s  850-Pays d’Iroise and Timothée Villain-Amirat’s 756.

Looking at the Series,  two Pogo 3 are in front : the  914-Maitri – powered by Velotrade of Brieuc Lebec and Léo Debiesse’s  966-Les Alphas. Alberto Riva follows on the  993-EdiliziAcrobatica, a Vector (rounded bows), then a  Pogo 3,  Loïc Blin’s 871 and  Romain Le Gall’s Maxi 987-LES OPTIMINISTES TRIBORD (also rounded bows). This group of five largely make up the head of the fleet which now extends over 25 nautical miles . The night should prove to be quite tactical and therefore tiring, a crucial point of the Trophy.

Translated into English by www.abitrad.fr