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Published on 09/11/2019

Back to the drag race

This Saturday, having crossed the equator at around 04:00 UTC and dipped below the 1,000 miles to go barrier, Giancarlo Pedote and Anthony Marchand are now really making the most of the SE’ly trade winds. Indeed, the very testing Doldrums is now thankfully behind them.

As such, the two sailors on Prysmian Group have once again been posting double-figure speeds since midday yesterday and their spirits are soaring once more. In this way, they’re perked up and reenergized to tackle the final section of the race and the emphasis now will be more about outright speed rather than strategy, even though each of the duos will be sure to attempt to get some minor separation in a bid to find the best possible angle at which to drop down towards Salvador de Bahia. For the Italo-French pair, there are certain to be some places up for grabs, starting with 15th spot, currently occupied by the duo of Romain Attanasio – Sébastien Marsset, which might well be slightly less rapid on the long reach opening up ahead of them due to the fact that they’re sailing a boat with classic daggerboards. Giancarlo and Anthony have sent out the alert, they’re going to be giving their all!