Not feeling competition
Brest Atlantiques – the marathon race of three maxi trimarans (the fourth trimaran – Sodebo Ultim 3, as we reported, stopped the fight) is entering a decisive phase. Although the finish line, of course, is still far away: the leader of the race, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (skippers – Frank Camma / Charles Codrelier), 3877 miles left to reach the final point – French Brest.
The 20th day of the race ended (which, recall, started on November 5). The Rothschild is still confidently led by a thinned caravan, not feeling any competition. The closest rival, Actual Leader (Yves le Bleve / Alex Pella), is 197 miles behind. Macif is 576 miles away, but keep in mind that the skippers of this trimaran – Francois Gabard and Gwenole Gaine chose to go west (and, therefore, the distance from competitors going north is increasing every hour so far).
True, it is not clear what this westward course gives Masif. So, perhaps, in the coming hours he will also turn north.
The Rothschild should cross the equator in three days (that is, on the coming Thursday). After that, according to the team meteorologist Christian Dumar, the wind situation will be quite favorable for the leader. Unless you have to go west to go around the anticyclone over the Azores.
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