In this battle of the latecomers from an angle we may be the first to have, the two final entries in the VOR fight it out mid-Atlantic, with Chris Nicholson luffing the Spanish a couple of weeks into Leg 1. Did MAPFRE foul Vestas? You make the call.
Meanwhile, MAPFRE’s DFL has already produced some major casualties, including the world’s most successful solo ocean RTW’er. You heard that right, Michel Desjoyeaux gets the flick from MAPFRE along with French navigator Nico Lunven, and Spanish sailing journo Pedro Sardinia says there was plenty of drama between the French star and Spanish skipper, and q quite unbearable atmosphere on boad according to Sardina. Thanks to Geronimoll for the translation of the original Spanish piece here.
You should already be on the Leg 2 thread here if you’re looking for the latest news. Want to know something special about any of the teams or this edition of the VOR? Post up and Mr. Clean will get the answer for you on the ground in Cape Town – he arrives on Wednesday.