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From the Route Du Rhum website…
Due to the adverse weather conditions the fleet are experiencing in the Bay of Biscay at the moment, and the number of skippers who have sought shelter or made technical pitstops, Race Direction have published an Amendment (No.8 of the Sailing Instructions).
The change means that the finish line in Guadeloupe will remain open for an additional five days until December 7 at 14:00 (previously December 2 at 1400).
Additionally, Sam Davies Sam Davies is diverting to the nearest safe port after discovering a delamination in the hull of her IMOCA Initiatives Coeur.
French skipper Fabrice Amedeo has reported damage to the bowsprit of his IMOCA Newrest-Art et Fenetres and is making for a port in Brittany which he expects to reach between Wednesday and Thursday, and fellow IMOCA skipper Yannick Bestaven is making for Cacais in Portugal to make a technical stop after incurring damage to the mainsail track on Maitre-Côq. Bestaven was in seventh place.
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