Looking good for Sill
|1||Sill Plein Fruit||36 56.64' N||9 52.52' W||4.9||166||531.9||0|
|2||Kingfisher||38 02.48' N||11 29.28' W||5.9||169||562.8||30.9|
|3||Tiscali Global Challenge||37 41.08' N||10 10.80' W||5.8||221||568.7||36.8|
|4||Temenos||38 23.04' N||10 38.84' W||7||167||602.6||70.7|
|5||L'Heautontimoroumenos||38 35.80' N||10 05.56' W||6.1||185||619.1||87.2|
|6||Virbac||39 10.88' N||13 18.08' W||7.5||234||633.6||101.6|
|7||Bobst Group Armor Lux||38 55.84' N||16 17.16' W||9.1||229||634.9||103|
Last night while tackling the high pressure ridge Roland Jourdain's Sill Plein Fruit was able to make the break on the chasing duo of Simone Bianchetti's Tiscale Global Challenge and Ellen and her team on board Kingfisher. At this afternoon's position update, Jourdain's red hulled Open 60 had pulled out a lead of 31 miles on Kingfisher who have moved up to second place.
All the front runners have taken a course closer to the Portugese coast, although Kingfisher split to the west yesterday and has now tacked back south.
On board Kingfisher they have been experiencing water in their fuel.
The front runners are currently making slow progress in the light winds, while way out west Bernard Stamm is beginning to see the first of the new breeze. His boat has the best speed at present it is likely we will see Bobst Group-Armor Lux making a come back overnight even though she has dropped back astern of Virbac.
Ellen meanwhile must be getting worried about getting back to France in time for the start of the Courses des Phares on Sunday.