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11/07 - 17h54

Kito de Fastest

Class 40 is also living up to its pre-race billing, even with the abandonment of favourite Sebastien Rogues. Transatlantic Rookie Thibaut Vauchel-Camus (Solidaires en Peloton) had to give up his lead today to Kito de Pavant (Otio-Bastide Medical) who profited from his stratgey some 55 miles or so to the north of the leaders  That got him through the front first and earns him a 24 miles lead and he has been consistently quickest. De Pavant is another skipper who is no stranger to disappointment. The soloist from near Montpelier in the south of France had to retire from the last Route du Rhum, the Vendèe Globe twice (he hit a fishing boat five days in in 2012) and the last Barcelona World Race, but his strategy and speeds have proven his skills so far in this race.

Britons Conrad Humphreys and Miranda Merron are on strong form in this class. Merron holds ninth and Humphreys - who had to pitstop into Camaret - is in 12th.
Merron reported this afternoon that she has been racing side by side with Geodis (Fabrice Amedeo):

"Geodis and Campagne de France have been sailing in sight of each other since yesterday morning. Clearly the Atlantic playground is not big enough! Fabrice has the advantage just now, but has kindly gone for a nap while I keep a lookout, and which means I should overtake him. It'cool sailing so close - good for going fast, but I hope the match race doesn't last too long. I need a nap too."

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