(November 29, 2015; Day 8) – It was a complicated night during which IDEC SPORT found herself becalmed in light airs, but the wind has finally arrived in the area. The lead over the record pace has nearly disappeared, but the main thing is the big, red trimaran is sailing south at high speed again: 30 knots this afternoon.
After a “hellish” night, as Francis Joyon referred to it, “with continual manoeuvres to try to find the wind, fighting hard to advance at three knots,” things have changed this afternoon. Beyond the ridge of clouds that they could see this morning at 1000hrs, the new wind blowing at 15-20 knots has been happily welcomed by the men on IDEC SPORT….
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