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Rhythm of the Race You just never can tell... a new 24 hour record set near the finish......typical of this race... always unpredictably intense.
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Story of the day is Roland Jourdain and Sill. Late yesterday while racing to the finish Jourdain learned of his record. He sailed 435.3 miles from 1300 Saturday to Sunday. He acheived the record in 30-35 knots winds.
Then today Jourdain will fill out the Vendee podium crossing the finish line in 3rd. He is 30 miles from the finish sailing at
Marc Thiercelin and Active Wear will be next into port. A provisional ETA of Thursday afternoon has been set.
Roland Jourdain Sill "I am satisfied... happy to be here today, 3rd or 2nd...I am happy of the little cherry on the top with my 24 hoursís record (435,3 milles in 24 hours). Itís true that we wanted to win when we first started this project. Itís over now, but I think Iím fine with the idea now. It was hard to live the month of december with the broken rail mast. I was very happy with my boat, and then I got this. It hurt me a lot. But part from that I am in peace with my conscience."
Current Weather Calm off the Africa coast for UBP and Sobedo
Weather Forecast Stronger winds as boats sail to the north.
What does it all mean
A fine finish for Jourdain showing that at all times these professional, high tech, solo mariners are ready to push boundaries.