This evenings briefing did not show much hope for a start on Friday. With 30-45kts forecasted in the bay of biscay on Monday, starting the race would have been quite dramatic, so they have now postponed it with the view to starting the race on Monday or Tuesday with some good wind forecasted to get us through the bay of Biscay, around cape Finistere and down to Lanzarote.
The committee also announced that the time limits in Lanzerote have now been reduced, so the last boat can only finish 4 days after the first, as apposed to the six days of the orriginal 6 days. This is still ok as the last race gave only 3 days. The reasons for this decision is due to time limits for starting from Lanzarote, given that we loose our allocated marina births on the 11th of November.
So all is looking good, with a start early next week, a few days in Lanzarote, and then re-start the race from Lanzarote to Guadalupe on the 11th.
Both European models and GFS are comparative for the next week, so hopefully we will get the start in next week.
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