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11/11 - 10h19

Pella on top

Spain's Alex Pella is back at the top of the Class 40 leaderboard again now with a lead of 10 miles on Kito de Pavant

Kito de Pavant 2nd in Class 40 Otio-Batides Medical
I am not going too badly. I am not going as fast as I wanted but overall I am not going too badly. I am finding Class 40 a bit like the Figaro, hard on the water with people pushing all the time. The pace is pretty hot. We don't sleep much. The boats are small and so it is always a bit rock'n'roll, With my pal Alex Pella we are just fighting all the time. He has great boat speed but I am happy that his talent is showcased in this boat. We watch everything, there are always little things to tweak. The road is long and there is still plenty to do before the finish. The sun is coming up the sky is a little hazy and there are 20kts of wind and we are going quick.

Yannick Bestaven Tizh 40 Le Conservateur
It is going well. I lost a bit of ground last night. I had a little problem and had to change the spinnaker and I lose some time. I take care not to damage the sails. The road is still long and we have to go the right way. I am happy to be where I am. I had to fight the odds a bit the first five days but I am here now.

I think I have reaching speed that is how I was able to get through the fleet again. And getting up here means the boat works well. I am really busy and I have not been able to read. 

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