Prysmian Group expected into Salvador over the course of tonight
This Monday, as they make their way along the Brazilian coast at the latitude of Recife, Giancarlo Pedote and Anthony Marchand are now on the final straight of this 14th Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre. And when we refer to the final straight, it’s not just an image. Indeed, there are no strategic options to be had now. The duo on Prysmian Group are in fact on a single tack to Salvador de Bahia, some 250 miles ahead of their bows at the 07:00 UTC position report. Currently being propelled along by a SE’ly wind of between 12 and 15 knots, this breeze should remain with them all the way to the finish, or at least as far as their entry into the Bay of All Saints. As a result, the Italo-French pairing will likely make the bay at between 22:00 hours and midnight UTC tonight. For the time being, they’re continuing to get their machine making headway as best they can as they continue to dig deep in a bid to stay in contact with V and B – Mayenne. Between now and the finish line they have their eyes on one last prize, namely snatching back the 16th spot in the Imoca ranking. Watch this space.