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A straight sprint now....or not?
Although it was Franck Cammas (Groupama 3) who early on Saturday took the bell first for the final 1000 miles sprint to the finish of this record Route du Rhum-La Banque Postale, it is clear that the final miles to Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe could be the most tactically challenging.
His lead on Groupama 3 Saturday evening is back at a seemingly healthy 213 miles over Thomas Coville’s, and Cammas will take some satisfaction from two key developments today as they now skirt the west side of a ridge of light winds: The routing of his main rival Coville now places the giant red tri almost directly behind him, now that their course have converged. That exposes the race leading Groupama 3 skipper to less risk that his rival will be able to make a move to either flank without him being able to cover. And both Cammas and Coville will be more content to see that Francis Joyon (Idec) is now 313 miles behind the race lead, and there is 100 miles between second placed Sodebo and Joyon in third. Indeed Idec to their SE has been struggling for breeze and has been slowed to around 5 knots for a period.