Yesterday on the Acores, the start to the second leg of the Défi Atlantique – the West to East Class 40 Transatlantic Race to La Rochelle FRA – was given, and after 20 race hours, the leg 1 winner Aymeric Chappellier FRA was again on first this morning UTC, 8nm ahead. — Leaving Horta/Acores, Chappellier FRA and his team had a 9 hour advantage over Cathérine Pourre FRA, who had do leave the boat for professional reasons. Her team will be finishing the race without her. The third-ranked De Pavant FRA/Pella ESP were 24 hours back after leg 1. — The news of the start and the race tracker.