Virbac Paprec 3 regains the lead
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Positions at 0830 GMT
|1 hour av||24 hours|
|1||Jean Pierre Dick - Loick Peyron||VIRBAC-PAPREC 3||39 50.49' S||11 33.01' W||14.1||91||10.3||252.2||19463.5||0|
|2||Michel Desjoyeaux - Francois Gabart||FONCIA||39 31.43' S||11 42.91' W||13.3||105||8.5||202.9||19474||10.5|
|3||Kito de Pavant - Sebastien Audigane||GROUPE BEL||32 26.43' S||18 40.34' W||4.4||96||3.4||81||19949.2||485.7|
|4||Iker Martinez - Xabi Fernandez||MAPFRE||36 44.88' S||21 13.56' W||7.3||129||1.5||34.9||19950.1||486.6|
|5||Alex Pella - Pepe Ribes||ESTRELLA DAMM Sailing Team||32 53.27' S||19 11.69' W||8||109||3||71.2||19957.4||493.9|
|6||Pachi Rivero - Antonio Piris||RENAULT Z.E||31 56.61' S||19 45.62' W||5.4||156||4||96.1||20011.8||548.3|
|7||Boris Herrmann - Ryan Breymaier||NEUTROGENA FORMULA NORUEGA||31 47.42' S||20 01.34' W||5.6||153||3.8||91.5||20028||564.5|
|8||Dominique Wavre - Michele Paret||MIRABAUD||31 59.68' S||20 12.78' W||0.9||167||2.7||64||20029.5||566|
|9||Dee Caffari - Anna Corbella||GAES CENTROS AUDITIVOS||31 22.35' S||20 36.20' W||6.8||144||5||119.5||20066.6||603.1|
|10||Wouter Verbraak - Andy Meiklejohn||HUGO BOSS||31 05.54' S||22 42.73' W||9.5||128||6.4||156.5||20166.3||702.8|
|11||Juan Merediz - Fran Palacio||CENTRAL LECHERA ASTURIANA||30 00.51' S||22 10.44' W||10||152||5.4||131.1||20179.7||716.2|
|12||Jaume Mumbru - Cali Sanmarti||WE ARE WATER||29 09.77' S||23 34.61' W||9.3||152||4.6||113.2||20268.8||805.3|
|13||Gerard Marin - Ludovic Aglaor||FORUM MARITIM CATALA||28 44.02' S||25 42.24' W||9.7||144||6.1||145.7||20374.5||911|
|ABD||Jean le Cam - Bruno Garcia||PRESIDENT|
After their blinding performance yesteday, so at the latest sched Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron on board Virbac-Paprec 3 have regained the lead of the Barcelona World Race as she and Foncia close on the mandatory waypoint of Gough Island.
The front has now passed them while also receeding to the south and as a result from bowling along in stiff northerlies, the wind is now into the south and lighter, speeds down to 13-14 knots rather than the 15-17 they were enjoying at the close of play yesterday. Given there present speeds there must still be more wind out there and the GRIB files indicate. Nonetheless the final miles to Gough Island - 79 for Virbac-Paprec 3 and 85 for Foncia, look set to be lighter with the high pressure taking hold to their north. The light conditions won't last long though for there is another Southern Ocean depression thundering east and the leaders should start feeling the effects of this over the course of Monday.
Behind, the official stats for the race have Groupe Bel up to third, having double jumped both Mapfre and Estrella Damm overnight. Our routing still has Mapfre in third with 571 miles to go to Gough Island (ie around 500 mile than Virbac Paprec 3), with Estrella Damm fourth some 58 miles further behind and Groupe Bel still in fifth with 633 miles between her and the waypoint. For the trailing pack it has been a slow 24 hours, typically making just 70-100 miles down the course. This has been particularly true for Mapfre, off to the southwest, which has been nailed by the high and could plummet down the leaderboard over the course of today.