Thursday, November 22, 2007

Barcelona World Race leaders increase advantage

[Source: Barcelona world Race] The leaders have picked up some solid breeze - is this the famed trade winds finally? - and are screaming away South towards the equator. Paprec-Virbac, unpolled on the last two position reports, is still leading the fleet, maintaining a 36 mile lead over PRB. But the big news is the distance these two, along with third placed Veolia Environnement, have put between themselves and the pack.

In fact, Paprec-Virbac 2 is now 154 miles ahead of fourth placed Delta Dore, no doubt a painful development for those further back in the fleet...and with average speeds for the first two boats that are still 5 or 6 knots faster than those chasing, this is going to get worse before it gets better for the chasing pack.



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