First gybes in Brest Atlantiques:
(November 7, 2019; Day 3) – After more than two days at sea, the four maxi trimarans competing in the 14,000nm Brest Atlantiques race are sailing almost at the latitude of the Canary Islands, heading south in average trade winds and a calming sea. Following a bumpy start sailing across the Bay of Biscay and rounding the Azores High, the main topic of the day for the four trimarans has been when to make the gybe, the first one of the race, in order to make the most direct course south towards the equator and Brazil. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – First gybes in Brest Atlantiques, Assoc Editor
Podium hunting in Transat Jacques Vabre:
(November 7, 2019; Day 12) – Charal has lost 264 miles in the Doldrums over the last two days to the new leader Apivia, in the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the 4,350-mile biennial double-handed race from Le Havre, France to Salvador de Bahia. Apivia, which crossed the Equator at 16:00 UTC and is speeding towards the finish line in Salvador de Bahia, less than 1,000 miles away. It is likely to go down as the statistic of this 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre, although that figure may still rise. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Podium hunting in Transat Jacques Vabre, Assoc Editor