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Ultime Trimaran – Brest-Atlantiques – Brest FRA – Day 15, fleet tightend after wind shift

This morning UTC, the advance of Edmond de Rothschild (Cammas/Caudrelier FRA) on Macif (Gabart/Gahinet FRA) was down on 70nm. Actual (Le Blevec FRA/Pella ESP), now 173nm behind, is back in the race, and even the damaged Sodebo (Coville/Nélias FRA) could reduce the deficit on 228nm. —– After two weeks at sea, the gaps between the teams were substantially reduced because of a major windshift favoring the boats coming from behind, sailing straight where the leader Edmond de Rothschild had gybed six times. The latter is expected tonight in Cape Town, the second and final course mark. The fourth-ranked Sodebo, which lost not only the rudder, but yesterday also the back-end of the starboard floater, will stop about ten hours later for a not-so-easy repair. —– The race tacker, the news and the videos.