“We have a key decision to make – how to cross this windless anticyclone,” writes Charles Caudrelier on Dongfeng Race Team. “The choice has to be made over the coming 24 hours. But by being in front, we’re showing the way. …. In this kind of situation, no-one knows the absolute facts (about the wind), and the best indicator is the other boats.”
SCA took a flyer and it may pay off. 47 miles behind but sailing at 14 knots and the rest of the fleet at 10 knots. Can the extra wind hold for SCA?