26.06.20 / 10:30 CEST
A long night…
Overnight the skippers were confronted with unstable light winds, and though communications are not permitted, with such tight margins, we can only imagine how hard the sailors are fighting.
Stronger winds are due to arrive later today, rewarding the skippers with a fast finish (ETA Saturday mid-day). With very small margins, tactics, fast maneuvers and a bit of luck will help drive the skippers forward.
Phil Sharp currently racing in 8th place is approximately 1nm behind the leader (10:30 CEST).
Other news: previous co-skipper Adrien Hardy ran aground at l’île de Ré shortly before 20h CEST last night, fortunately after damage inspection he was able to rejoin the race.