Route du Rhum : Gabart file, of Paving still in fourth place in the Class 40

Route du Rhum : Gabart file, de Pavant toujours quatrième de la Classe 40

Kito de Pavant, still in fourth place with Made in Midi.

The skipper from Port Camargue has passed a good night. François Gabart, him, took the opportunity to take a little bit more advance.

François Gabart, at the helm of his trimaran Macif category Ultimate, still has a little widening of the gap at the head of the Route du Rhum in the night from Thursday to Friday and has a total of 137 miles ahead of his pursuer Francis Joyon (Idec Sport) by a score of 7.45.
In the very distinguished class of Imoca (monohulls to 18m), the German Boris Hermann (Malizia II – Yacht Club de Monaco) has taken the lead at the expense of the British Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss).

On his side, Kito de Pavant remains fourth in the Class 40 with his Made in Midi, 80 miles from the leader Yoann Richomme. “The night was starry, not grain,” says the sailor from Port Camargue in his daily message. Richomme was a fighter plane at that speed. This is crazy… It is 2 knots faster. It is a plum !”, fun skipper.

“I was able to eat well and sleep well. I needed it to. After these first few days are obnoxious, I think in 24 hours it will start to go better. It is already less cold. The temperature of the water now exceeds 15 °C. The buckets of water on the mouth make it hurt less….
But it is always complicated to write three words on this keyboard,” he concludes in his vacation.


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