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Some good weather info regarding TJV here…

As each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the IMOCA class gives a chance for the weather analysts and onshore routers to tell us about how they see the race in the IMOCA category to allow us to understand the strategy adopted by the sailors and their positions out on the water.

Today, it is Dominic Vittet’s turn. The winner of the 1993 Solitaire has been advising skippers for 25 years on their strategy and weather analysis. Dominic has been the router for many skippers in Figaro, Class 40, Tour de France, Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre races and during major record attempts such as Gitana’s voyage around the world. Here is what he told us about the state of play on Thursday 31st October in the Transat Jacques Vabre. In particular, he looks at the two options taken to go west and south. Read on.