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IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 – Transat Jacques Vabre – Day 2, Enright/Bidegorry USA/FRA up on 4th


Opting for the preferred western route, the Open 60 favorite Charal with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR rushed on rank one at speeds exceeding 20kn, but the persuers are not far behind. Samantha Davies GBR/Paul Meihlat FRA on rank 2 were 5nm back this morning UTC, closely followed by Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA and Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA neck and neck. —– An unexpected incident changed the situation on top of the Class 40, as the leading Luke Berry GBR/Tanguy Le Turquois FRA lost the mast in moderate wind conditions. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR inherited the first place with Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA not far back. Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA on rank 3 are already 16nm behind. —– The three Multi-50-Trimarans have passed Cape Finisterre with Thibault Vauchel-Camus/Fréderic Duthil FRA already 50nm in front. —– The race tracker, the news (in English, French and Portugese) and the onboard videos.