In fresh winds around 25kn West of Ireland, the fleet is heading North this morning with Thomas Ruyant FRA on his Open 60 LinkedOut increasing the advantage continuously. He was 16nm ahead of Jérémy Beyou FRA (Charal) at the last checkpoint. One mile farther behind followed Charlie Dalin FRA (APIVIA) on rank 3. Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) moved up on the 4th position with a 53nm deficit. The best woman Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER (MACSF) is on the 6th place leading Samantha Davies GBR (Initiatives Coeur) and Clarisse Cremer FRA (Banque Populaire) on the ranks 7 and 8 by a small margin. After Sébastien Simon FRA and Damien Séguin FRA, it was Armel Tripon FRA (Loccitane) yesterday who was forced to abandon the race with structural damages. Apparently, the repairs after a collision with flotsam done in a hurry before the start were not sustainable enough. —– The report. —– The race tracker, the news and the videos.