November 20, 2019
Ahead – Cape Town!
The 15th day of the race of four Brest Atlantiques four maxi trimarans ends with a length of 14,000 miles. Most of the distance – 8,000 miles – is already behind. It is planned that tonight the leader of the race – Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (skippers – Frank Kamma / Charles Codrelier) will approach Cape Town. The rest – early Thursday morning.
On the last day, there was a moment when catamarans due to wind conditions significantly approached each other: for example, Macif (Francois Gabard / Gwenole Gaine) was only 50 miles behind the leader – however, now (at 11.30 Moscow time) the distance between them has increased again – up to 96 miles.
Actual Leader Yves Le Bleve and Alex Pell (188 miles behind the leader) are in third place, Sodebo Ultim 3 Tom Coville and Jean-Luc Nelia (255 miles) are in fourth place.
The fact that Sodebo turned out to be closing is due to two serious breakdowns of one of the floats due to collisions with unidentified objects. Because of this, the crew will have to make a pit stop in Cape Town. Repair is expected to take at least 10 hours.
The rest, upon entering Cape Town, will go around Robben Island and head for Brest, where on November 5 they took off.
Brest Atlantiques Race Site –
Watch two videos about the leader of the race – Maxi Edmond de Rothschild.
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