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TOO PEACEFUL PACIFIC AS THOMSON HAS SLOWEST DAY YET

Vendee Globe ~ Light winds for Banque Populaire and Hugo Boss

Banque Populaire and Hugo Boss are sailing in a complex weather system in a light wind zone. The first one to get out of it will have a nice north-westerly flow on the edge of the high pressure system.

Banque Populaire and Hugo Boss are confronted with a complex weather system -with a zone of light winds (in blue on the chart) in the south east of a small depression which is situated to the north-west. This zone will be extending on Friday moving eastward. The question is to know if they will manage to get away from it quickly and sail in the Northwesterly flow generated by the Pacific high pressure system or not.

Behind, conditions have improved for SMA and Maître CoQ after the passage of the front while Quéguiner (in grey) and Finistère Mer Vent (in orange) still sail in a wind of more than 40 knots with squalls and heavy seas. St-Michel Virbac has better conditions in the North, which allows Jean Pierre Dick to maintain high speeds.

LIGHT WINDS FOR BANQUE POPULAIRE AND HUGO BOSS

LIGHT WINDS FOR BANQUE POPULAIRE AND HUGO BOSS

The group led by Enda O’ Coineen also has to deal with a low pressure system which built up yesterday and is now moving quickly towards the East. It is going to sweep through the fleet in the coming days to Stéphane le Diraison.

LIGHT WINDS FOR BANQUE POPULAIRE AND HUGO BOSS

LIGHT WINDS FOR BANQUE POPULAIRE AND HUGO BOSS

We shall monitor finally a very deep low pressure system expected  south of New © Great Circle Zealand on Sunday, December 18th. It should mainly concern Thomas Ruyant on the Souflle du Nord pour le Projet Imagine.

CD and BB/Great Circle

by VG

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