Vendee Globe sailors pass first gate in tight race


“Relative speeds among the front runners are shaken up by the variable breeze – skippers still report sharp rises and falls in wind speed and direction – between 15 and 30 knots at times – making for a tough life in terms of choosing and changing sail combinations, and also positions shuffled by the options taken to pass the ice-gate. The permutations are many, but deviations from the optimal route in order to pass the gate, have temporarily shuffled the order among the top ten.”

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By Ocean Navigator