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11/11 - 17h15

Broke Heart Mountain

It is almost the same scenario right now as happened to Sidney Gavignet last night when Lionel Lemonchois rumbled up the inside lane, close to the land and out manouevred Musandam-Oman Sail, Gavignet forced to relinquish his hard earned fourth to the former record holder, who - to be fair - knows the course, and the finish well.

Now the influence of the high land, not least the volcanic Soufriere (4183 ft, 1467m), is doing a good job of stealing the breeze of Yann Elies on Paprec Recyclage and Francois Joyon has broken through to sixth, Elies struggling at times

Soufrière (4,813 ft; 1,467 mSoufrière (4,813 ft; 1,467m is the biggest topographical influence there. Ironically it proved the undoing for the owner of Elies Multi70 at the end of the last edition in 2010. Jean-Pierre Dick had been the long time tenant of third places in the IMOCA 60 class but he got snared and Marc Guillemot came in from the east to steal the third step on the IMOCA 60 podium. Now Joyon - who is talking of delivering his IDEC Sport back to France himself so he can enjoy being back on good, personal terms again with his boat. He rounded the Basse Terre mark at 14:55:38‏hrs with Elies at 15:45:19hrs

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YEMA becomes the official timekeeper of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018

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