All change today in the Tasman
|1 hr aver||24 hours|
|1||Jean Pierre Dick - Loick Peyron||VIRBAC-PAPREC 3||41 00.31' S||169 47.80' E||11.8||63||13.2||317.2||11681.6||0|
|2||Iker Martinez - Xabi Fernandez||MAPFRE||46 43.73' S||160 51.23' E||11.9||39||13.3||319.5||12181.9||500.3|
|3||Alex Pella - Pepe Ribes||ESTRELLA DAMM Sailing Team||48 47.99' S||158 14.62' E||13.8||53||11.5||282.4||12338.2||656.6|
|4||Kito de Pavant - Sebastien Audigane||GROUPE BEL||46 55.80' S||151 07.64' E||14.9||67||13.3||318.5||12554.8||873.2|
|5||Pachi Rivero - Antonio Piris||RENAULT Z.E Sailing Team||49 55.44' S||139 23.94' E||18.2||85||16.4||393.2||13048.7||1367.1|
|6||Dominique Wavre - Michele Paret||MIRABAUD||47 18.72' S||130 25.25' E||16.4||96||15.6||375.5||13395.7||1714.1|
|7||Boris Herrmann - Ryan Breymaier||NEUTROGENA FORMULA NORUEGA||47 09.56' S||129 51.97' E||16||102||15.4||370.1||13418.8||1737.2|
|8||Wouter Verbraak - Andy Meiklejohn||HUGO BOSS||45 48.01' S||124 26.13' E||15.8||91||15.4||370.4||13650.6||1969|
|9||Dee Caffari - Anna Corbella||GAES CENTROS AUDITIVOS||45 28.38' S||121 14.91' E||14||81||14.7||353||13785.7||2104.1|
|10||Gerard Marin - Ludovic Aglaor||FORUM MARITIM CATALA||42 30.14' S||79 08.73' E||10.6||116||3.8||114.2||15581.4||3899.8|
|11||Juan Merediz - Fran Palacio||CENTRAL LECHERA ASTURIANA||41 43.60' S||73 36.84' E||10.1||53||7.2||173.3||15836.2||4154.6|
|12||Jaume Mumbru - Cali Sanmarti||WE ARE WATER||37 00.06' S||71 18.39' E||10.9||46||4.1||97.8||16049.1||4367.5|
|ABD||Michel Desjoyeaux - Francois Gabart||FONCIA|
|ABD||Jean le Cam - Bruno Garcia||PRESIDENT|
At the latest sched Barcelona World Race leader Virbac Paprec 3 has 138 miles to go before she enters Cook Strait. Both she and second placed Mapfre have slowed a little but the situation for all the boats in the Tasman Sea is likely to change significantly over the course of today as the high centred in the mid-Tasman shifts east.
The behaviour of the high in the Tasman has changed since yesterday morning - the latest forecast has it extending across to the south of New Zealand's south island and around the east side of it by tomorrow morning (GMT) and fully shifted to the east of south island by tomorrow night. The upshot of this is that Mapfre in particular is going to get nailed by the high today and is in for a very slow 24 hours. The boat set to come out of this best (aside from Virbac Paprec 3) is Groupe Bel that is already following the race leader on the direct course towards Cook Strait.
The star performer since yesterday morning has been Pachi Rivero and Antonio Piris on fifth-placed Renault, who have regained 76 miles on the race leader over the last 24 hours. At the latest sched she remains the fastest boat in the fleet having averaged 18.2 knots in the last hour. This is due to her still being in the strong northwesterlies to the southwest of Tasmania.