Ran Tan II, the New Zealand boat, crossed the finish line at 20h 29mn, 15 minutes before the Caledonian trimaran Jessica Rabbit.
A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min after nearly 300 NM of ‘Match Racing’ against local sailors.
Tomorrow around 6:00 am, illuminations Keel Bill Leblanc, the first monocoque Caledonian is await.
War of nerves or great patience
The return trip back to Nouméa is getting quite long.. Sailing at 0.5kt, the teams are looking out for any option to move on. This afternoon, the wind was better between four to seven knots. Boats have to keep going on tactic and strategy, they are lined up sailing on starboard tack.
Boulègue PAO Production has sailed into the lagoon this morning, she was sailing fast and took the leadership on ORC results.
A fifth night before the end ! A weak wind is shown for tonight and tomorrow, normally the fleet should arrive during the day, we wish all the sailors good luck !
by Groupama Race