All mixed up in the marathon – length of 14 000 nautical miles race Brest Atlantiques, which involved four Maxi-trimaran class Ultim. Now, ahead of Sodebo Ultim 3 (skippers Volume Covill /Jean-Luc Nelia), although more recently this trimaran was only the third!
And all because of the fact that the leader of the team Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (Frank Kamma/ Charles Cedrela) and the second-ranked Macif (françois Gabaret /Gwenola the Gain) at the approach to the coast of Brazil needed to stay for repair. The first did “Rothschild” (on the scan it’s yellow) in the port city of Salvador (Bahia) resulted in the order of the centerboard. After that – in Rio made a stop and “Massif” (highlighted in blue), which damaged the rudder of the main hull.
Repair, of course, takes time. Pit stops favorites have used Sodebo Ultim 3 (green), which will not come in and perform the necessary maneuver around the island Cagarras near Rio – is headed for South Africa. Now, at 12.00 Moscow time, Sodebo ahead of Macif on 135 miles and Maxi Edmond de Rothschild on 247.
Fourth tri – the main underdog of the race Leader Actual (Yves Le Blevio /Alex Pella), marked in red – is behind 358 miles.
The race website at Brest Atlantiques –