Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Tour de France Voile 2010 - Leg 3 Has Finished
Near as I can tell, this Leg started 0600hrs PDT.
Had a good start and things improved from there. And I didn't mind the 24 hour drifter so much as it was shared by all. However, circumstances such as having to go off to work forced me to drift northwards, to the port extreme of the fleet. When the wind returned, unlucky me! It's on my nose: from now on, for the most part for four more hours.
This wind shift clobbered Open Container III. It was not unexpected: I just wasn't able to move around much in the 24-hour vacuum that proceeded it.
In just a few hours I lost 3,000 boats. In rounding Corsica, I have gained only 1,000 back.
It's back in the pack for me for the rest of the Race.
If you click to expand the chart below you'll see that I finished in 7th place of twelve randomly selected boats. Only 29 boats separated me from Gilliano.
Hats off to the specatcular finish of my friend on Macavity2