Tris overhaul the monos
|inst||1hr av||4hr av||over 24hrs|
|1||VIRBAC||1633.1||0.0||13.6||11 12.32' N||26 41.24' W||20.4||186||13.8||195||11.1||189||13.5||323.6|
|2||SILL||1781.7||148.6||10.7||13 50.92' N||26 38.84' W||13.0||171||12.1||171||13.1||179||14.2||340.1|
|3||ECOVER||1828.6||195.5||15.2||14 29.80' N||25 57.44' W||15.1||175||16.2||183||14.7||201||13.7||329.3|
|4||PRB||1926.4||293.3||12.6||16 12.16' N||25 53.32' W||14.0||185||13.0||188||14.1||200||14.4||345.4|
|5||VMI||1965.1||332.0||18.1||16 52.48' N||26 01.00' W||17.8||186||18.7||185||17.3||186||15.8||379.3|
|6||TEAM COWES||1975.8||342.7||14.4||17 37.12' N||27 50.12' W||15.7||175||15.1||176||14.6||177||13.4||321.0|
|7||CARREFOUR PREVENTION||2045.6||412.5||13.8||18 08.16' N||25 30.92' W||12.0||192||14.3||186||14.6||178||13.6||325.2|
|8||ARCELOR-DUNKERQUE||2198.6||565.4||14.4||19 21.88' N||21 40.56' W||15.1||193||14.7||194||14.2||193||13.6||327.5|
|9||GARNIER||2350.4||717.3||12.7||23 06.56' N||23 55.08' W||13.0||204||12.9||211||13.4||211||12.3||295.8|
|10||LOIRE ATLANTIQUE||2530.4||897.3||13.3||24 43.32' N||19 55.56' W||14.9||205||13.4||200||13.8||198||11.2||268.5|
|11||60ème SUD||2605.2||972.1||10.8||27 08.56' N||22 48.72' W||9.0||207||10.8||201||10.3||202||8.7||209.9|
|12||ADECCO||2647.9||1014.8||8.4||26 22.28' N||18 43.72' W||13.1||200||8.9||225||9.3||251||8.2||196.0|
|13||TIR GROUPE||2764.0||1130.9||11.5||26 43.28' N||14 56.72' W||14.2||182||12.7||186||10.9||181||8.8||211.5|
|1||GROUPAMA||1579.3||0||17.1||9 26.68' N||25 03.12' W||20||193||19.3||182||13.8||188||16.9||405.8|
|2||GEANT||1656.7||77.4||15.2||10 56.36' N||24 50.76' W||14.3||221||16.4||229||15.2||227||17||408.8|
|3||SERGIO TACCHINI||1714.5||135.2||12.8||11 41.34' N||23 41.10' W||15.4||170||15.9||172||16.7||177||17.2||412.7|
|4||BELGACOM||1748.5||169.2||10.1||13 21.60' N||26 05.88' W||10.1||198||10.1||198||10.9||200||18.2||437.9|
|5||BISCUITS LA TRINITAINE||1831.1||251.9||19.5||15 16.30' N||25 59.50' W||18||178||20.9||178||17.8||173||19.7||472.7|
|6||SODEBO||1930.4||351.1||15.7||15 38.80' N||24 24.44' W||19.2||249||21.6||248||19.7||242||20.3||486.1|
|7||SOPRA GROUP||1957.2||377.9||14.4||17 06.08' N||27 08.44' W||21.1||188||14.8||209||19.5||195||21.1||505.4|
|8||GITANA||1972.5||393.2||22.3||17 21.60' N||24 29.28' W||26||171||23.2||187||24.8||185||22.6||542|
|9||BANQUE POPULAIRE||2005.7||426.5||20.7||15 38.72' N||21 29.16' W||24||245||23.9||240||22.7||233||19.6||471.3|
|10||BONDUELLE||2091.7||512.5||21.4||18 45.08' N||24 55.04' W||24.2||199||21.5||199||21.1||198||20.5||493.1|
|11||FONCIA||2183.4||604.1||20.3||20 13.72' N||24 14.76' W||22.4||214||20.3||204||19.8||201||18.9||454.7|
|12||BAYER CROPSCIENCE||2510.4||931.2||18.4||25 07.72' N||21 50.72' W||20.1||219||18.5||209||18.6||205||16.4||394.3|
|13||BANQUE COVEFI||2571.8||992.5||24.2||25 44.28' N||20 31.80' W||27||210||24.4||210||23.3||196||16.8||403.1|
|1||MOLLYMAWK||3089.8||0||12||31 35.44' N||12 08.32' W||14||182||13.1||189||12.2||190||7.8||188.3|
|1||HELLOMOTO||2527.7||0||12.3||24 55.16' N||20 31.08' W||13.7||212||12.3||210||11.6||204||11.3||271.4|
|2||STORAGETEK||2662.5||134.9||9.3||27 08.76' N||19 55.96' W||10.4||220||9.7||219||9||216||8.1||194.2|
|3||DEFI VENDEEN||2764||236.4||6.1||28 23.72' N||18 26.20' W||5.4||204||6.1||203||10.5||202||7.9||189.4|
The positions of the leaders in the Transat Jacques Vabre's Open 60 and 60ft trimaran fleet have started to even out now all the boats are basking in the 20 knot northeasterly trade winds as they race south towards the Doldrums. For all the crews this comes as a distinct respite following the gale force upwind conditions they experienced in their first week at sea.
In the Open 60 fleet Sill have taken 16 miles out of leader Virbac over the last 24 hours reducing the latter's lead to 148 miles. It seems that Jourdain and Thomson's tactic of being to the west and being able to sail a slightly hotter angle is paying off - their average course over the last four hours for example has been 179degs compared to Virbac's 189. Virbac skipper Jean-Pierre Dick said yesterday that he expects to be into the Doldrums by Friday.
Team Cowes are using a similar tactic to Sill by diving west and this morning Davies and Moloney are on a similar heading to the red boat. Aside from Sill the real winner over the last 24 hours has been the potent duo of Sebastien Josse and ocean racing legend Isabelle Autissier on VMI. With a fixed keel the boat is said to be a flier downwind and certainly the numbers over the last day confirm this - up until 0900 this morning she has had the fastest 24 hour run among the monohulls at 379.3 miles. PRB has also been relishing the conditions and they are slowly catching Mike Golding and Brian Thomson on third placed Ecover, suffering from a lack of kites.
In the 60ft trimaran fleet the separation between the front runners is more or less identical to yesterday with Francks Cammas and Proffit on Groupama still holding a 77 mile lead over Michel Desjoyeaux and Herve Jan on Geant. Over the last 24 hours Groupama has overhauled Virbac, the 60ft trimarans with the exception of Belgacom staying to the east of the Cape Verde islands roughly a degree and a half of longitude east of the Open 60s (at least this should reduce the potential for any embarrassing pile-ups).
With the Open 60s and 60ft trimarans pretty much in the same patch of water it is interesting to note their difference in performance.
While VMI put in a blinder of a day covering 379 miles, all of the leading 60ft trimarans have been eating up in excess of 400 miles. In the mid-fleet the trimarans still passing the Cape Verdes this morning seem to be going particularly quick and Lionel Lemonchois' newly lightened Gitana is at last showing some pace - she covered a blistering 542 miles over the last 24 hours. Less than a decade ago this would have earned them a new 24 hours - and this is without the benefit of current to assist them. The reward for Gitana has been overtaking Banque Populaire to move up to eighth place.
Marc Guillemot on Biscuits la Trinitaine also had a good day closing the lead of fourth placed Belgacom over them down from 128 miles to 87.
See page two for the latest from Conrad Humphreys and Paul Larsen on board the Open 50 Hellomoto
60ft trimaran positions for 11 and 12 Nov 0900