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IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 – Transat Jacques Vabre – Day 7, Enright/Bidegorry USA/FRA 5th

The leading half of the Open 60 fleet on the eastern route have now reached the trade winds South of the Canary Islnds. The favorite Charal of Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR was 41nm ahead of the mixed team Clarisse Cremer/Armel Le Cléach FRA this morning UTC. Another 35nm back were Charlie Dakin/Yann Eliès FRA on rank 3. Charlie Enright/Pascal Bidegorry FRA on rank 5 had a backlog of 114nm. —– The westerly group, over 400nm behind the leader, was still sailing at half the speed this morning. With a 481nm backlog, Alex Thomson/Neal McDonald GBR were 18th, followed 5nm back by Boris Herrmann/Will Harris GER/GBR as 19th and Alan Roura/Sébastien Audigane SUI/FRA as 20th sailing neck and neck. —– In the Class 40, Jan Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA extended their lead on 12nm. Fabien Delhaye/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA are the first persuers. —– The Multi-50-Trimarans are already approaching the Cape Verdese Islands with Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA leading. —– The race tracker, the news and the videos.