AUDIO: From The Transat


 
Alain Gautier and Karine Fauconnier describe their races
Results so far: Pos Boat Skipper Time Av speed TTL 1 Geant Michel Desjoyeaux 8d 8h 29m 56s 13.62 2 Sodebo Thomas Coville 8d 10h 38m 0s 13.47 0d 2h 8m 5s 3 Groupama Franck Cammas 8d 14h 16m 02s 13.24 0d 5h 46m 7s 4 Foncia Alain Gautier 9d 7h 5m 10s 12.24 0d 22h 35m 15s 5 Sergio Tacchini Karine Fauconnier 9d 12h 36m 47s 10.5 1d 4h 6m 51s 6 Banque Populaire Lalou Roucayrol 9d 14h 5m 27s 10.43 1d 5h 35m 31s The finish between Karine Fauconnier's Sergio Tacchini and Lalou Roucayrol's Banque Populaire for fifth place in The Transat was a spectacular one. At the 1500GMT position report Fauconnier was 10 miles astern of Roucayrol, but in the end she was able to slip past him to arrive 30 minutes ahead. Banque Populaire has been sailing for the last half of the race with a split in her mainsail which Roucayrol says he repaired using two battens. "It is like running a four cylinder engine on three cylinders," he says. Listen to the audio from Karine Fauconnier and fourth placed Alain Gautier.

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