Conditions are improving for the fleet . The fleet is now streaming towards Lanzarote, and Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian), who continues to hold a strong lead, could be there at some point tonight. The competitors who have taken pit stops are getting back on the road one after the other having had time to heal their wounds.
Pilar Pasanau (Peter Punk) has left Baiona and is now back at sea. In Cascais, François Lamy (Guadeloupe Espace Océan) and Pip Hare (The Potting Shed), have both returned to the race. However, it’s all over for Carlos Lizancos ( Reyno de Navarra) who has thrown in the towel. Yannick Le Clech (Diaoulic 692) has managed to reach Cascais under jury rig. He will now decide on his next steps in the race. Diane Reid (One Girl ‘s Ocean Challenge) is still under repair.
Finally in Porto, François Guiffant (Scidiam) and Clement Bouyssou (No War) have completed repairs and are preparing to go to sea.
For competitors still at sea, the day will undoubtedly be devoted to a general check-up of the boat. Aboard Schuster System, Yoann Tricault has finished repairing his rudder. He will proceed to the Puerto Calero harbor in Lanzarote which is about to be visited by several boats. Pit stops are more than likely before heading out across the Atlantic.
The skipper of Schulter Systems broke a rudder blade overnight. He is looking for calmer conditions to make repairs. Yoann warned an escort boat and did not ask for assistance. All is well on board.