Yesterday morning UTC, Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER[B][/B] was welcomed in Les Sables dOlonne by a big crowd. After her repair stop in San Salvador, she was no longer officially in the race, but the fact that she nevertheless brought her Open 60 back to the finish filled her with great satisfaction. At the press conference, she gave information about her race. The biggest stress factor was that the sister ship of her MASCF, Kevin Escoffiers PRB, had broken apart, which led to permanent tension in the rough seas – the report. —– Today, Samantha Davis GBR (Initiatives Coeur) will arrive in Les Sables, followed on Saturday by Alexa Barrier GBR (TME-4myplanet), who still has 500 miles to go. —– The backmarker Ari Huusela FIN (Stark) is 1600 miles from the finish south of the Azores, enduring stormy days without sleep – the report. —– The race tracker and the reports.