Second attempt for Orange
Following their losing the top of the rig within 30 minutes of starting on their first attempt on 12 February, Peyron's team were taking no chances and crossed the line under three reefs and staysail.
Yesterday Bruno Peyron commented on the rudder problems that have caused Olivier de Kersauson to turn Geronimo round and head back to Brest. "We're sad because, obviously, they're our travel companions in this Jules Verne. The duel was not the most important part of the story. The most important remains this attempt to conquest by both teams. But despite all, it leaves rather a bitter taste. We were sharing the same great story."