While the field shortly before Cape Finisterre tries to avoid colliding with the busy commercial traffic and countless fishing boats in a weak wind with sometimes well below 10 knots of boat speed, it is important to position yourself: Where and when does the skipper plan the storm front with around 40 Knot wind to pass?
Status of the race this morning at 8 o'clock
The fast boats have already turned west during the night and are now sailing towards the cold front. The group around Thomas Ruyant ("Linked Out") and Armel Tripon (L'Occitane ") in the far north is already further west in the wind about five knots stronger. The southernmost group is the group around" Charal "(Jérémie Beyou)," Apivia "(Charlie Dalin), "PRB" (Kevin Escoffier), but they sail in a weaker wind and lie further east. The big loser of the dull night seems to be "Corum", whose skipper Nicolas Troussel drove close to shore and is now in the But maybe a group is forming there trying to sail a riskier course closer to the coast and thus save a lot of miles.
Boris Herrmann is very well placed in the middle between the two groups together with "ArkéPaprec" (Sébastien Simon), "Hugo Boss" (Alex Thomson) and "Banque Populaire" (Clarisse Crémer). All three groups will now sail the whole day in increasingly stronger winds, towards evening around 40 knots of storm are expected and swell around five meters.
The YACHT sent the German five questions yesterday evening, which he answered by voicemail
1. Are you already fully on board and in the race?
2. What do you miss the most?
3. What was the strongest moment at the start?
4. What is your plan for passing the cold front? - Close your eyes and through or be careful?
5. Does the ranking meet your expectations so far? Who or what surprised you?
To hear Boris replies, click the play button
Photo gallery: Start Vendée Globe 2020 with Team Malizia / Seaexplorer-Yachtclub de Monaco / Boris Herrmann Racing