(November 6, 2015; Day 12) – Francois Gabart and Pascal Bidégorry, skipper on the 100-foot Macif, are on the home stretch with no significant weather hurdles remaining on the 5400 miles Transat Jacques Vabre course which left Le Havre on Sunday 25th October.
At 1600hrs UTC this Friday afternoon they had 314 miles standing between their bows of Macif and the finish line in Itajaí. Second placed Thomas Coville and Jean Luc Nélias on Sodebo Ultim are 178 miles behind and have been averaging three knots slower than Macif which is making 27 to 28kts.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, victory should be Macif’s in the early hours of Saturday morning. Skipper Francoi…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Breakfast in Brazil for Macif, Editor