The abyss … Two abysses …
Last night, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (skippers Frank Kamm and Charles Codrelier) – the leader of the Brest Atlantiques race, in which three Ultim-class maxi-trimarans take part – crossed the equator. To cover the distance from Cape Town to the Northern Hemisphere, the Rothschild needed 7 days, 6 hours and 57 minutes.
In total, since the start, Kamm and Codrelier have already covered more than 13,600 miles with an average speed of 24.8 knots (data at 2 p.m. Moscow time). At the same time, to the finish in French Brest, where the race started, they still have 2960 miles.
In second place is the Actual Leader maxi-trimaran (skippers Yves le Bleve and Alex Pella), already 442 miles behind the Rothschild. But this is a real chasm!
Both ships are now heading north. Macif (Francois Gabard and Gwenole Gaine) finally chose the same course, but his lag behind the Rothschild is already two gaps – 830 miles. According to Macif skippers, they again had problems with the steering wheel pen.
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