Sill recovers lead
|1||Sill Plein Fruit||39 50.72' N||2 17.76' E||8.9||85||409.9||0|
|2||Bobst Group Armor Lux||39 53.20' N||2 11.40' E||6.9||75||411.8||1.9|
|3||Temenos||39 45.44' N||2 13.28' E||8.6||84||415.8||5.9|
|4||Tiscali||39 39.56' N||1 26.40' E||6.3||39||446.6||36.7|
|5||Kingfisher||38 31.84' N||1 28.36' E||9.7||72||492.7||82.8|
Since entering the Med, Temenos the boat of Whitbread veteran Dominique Wavre has also moved into contention, currently lying in third place just 5.9 miles behind the leaders.
Nick Moloney and his team on board Kingfisher lost out big time when they took a flier across to the Spanish coast to find wind while negotiating the Straits of Gibraltar and have ended up in a resounding last position. In order to make up the miles Kingfisher is taking another flier by ducking to the south of the Balearic Islands, while the other four boats stay to the north. Will this pay off? We shall have to wait and see.
The forecast for tonight looks as though the wind will veer to the west for the boats to the north of the Balearics while it will remain resolutely on the nose for Kingfisher.
Wind at 0600 GMT