November 14, 2019
Who was the third – now the first
Everything mixed up in the Brest Atlantiques marathon — a length of 14,000 nautical miles — in which four Ultim class maxi trimarans take part. Now there is Sodebo Ultim 3 ahead (skippers of Tom Coville / Jean-Luc Nelia), although until recently this trimaran was only the third!
And all due to the fact that the leader – the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild team (Frank Camma / Charles Codrelier) and the Macif runner-up (Francois Gabard / Gwenole Gaine) needed to stop for repairs when approaching the coast of Brazil. The first to do this was the Rothschild (it’s yellow on the scan), which put in order a saloon in the port of Salvador (Bahia). After that – already in Rio – I made a stop and “Masif” (highlighted in blue), which damaged the feather of the steering wheel of the main building.
Repair, of course, takes time. Sodebo Ultim 3 (green) took advantage of the pit stops of the favorites, who didn’t go anywhere and, having completed the necessary maneuver – bypassing the Kagarras islands near Rio – had already headed for southern Africa. Now, at 12:00 Moscow time, Sodebo is ahead of Macif by 135 miles, and Maxi Edmond de Rothschild by 247.
The fourth trimaran – the main outsider of this Actual Leader race (Yves le Bleve / Alex Pella), marked in red – is 358 miles behind.
Brest Atlantiques Race Site –
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