Stamm's big comeback
|1||Sill Plein Fruit||34 06.84' N||11 37.96' W||12||190||349||0|
|2||Tiscali Global Challenge||34 46.12' N||11 01.56' W||11.5||189||395.5||46.6|
|3||Kingfisher||35 22.76' N||11 49.64' W||11.2||187||414||65|
|4||Bobst Group Armor Lux||35 29.36' N||14 37.00' W||11.6||153||421.9||72.9|
|5||Temenos||35 52.60' N||11 07.64' W||11||185||451.5||102.5|
|6||Virbac||36 02.00' N||12 11.60' W||12||168||454.8||105.8|
|7||L'Heautontimoroumenos||36 17.64' N||10 57.08' W||9.8||196||471||122|
Sill may have pulled out a comfortable 45-50 mile lead in the Regata de Rubicon, but the outcome is still far from certain with Bernard Stamm's Bobst Group-Armor Lux steaming in from the north west to towards the finish line off Yaiza on the Canary Island of Lanzarote. Stamm this morning was the fastest boat in the fleet and close reaching on starboard while Sill and the boats to the east have been broad reaching on starboard.
While Stamm has gained 40 miles and moved up to fourth, whether he continues to make good progress will depend upon the movement of the big low pressure system hovering to the north west of him. If this moves to the north east or remains stationary then Stamm will sail out of its effect and could even find himself having to sail dead downwind to Lanzarote.
If Stamm's flier does not pay off the fight for second place will be between Kingfisher and Tiscale. The Italian boat overtook Kingfisher last night taking a route more to the east.
See page 2 to read Ellen's log...