Thermal breeze generated by the land mass can be found as much as 30 miles offshore and DAVIES will desperately be searching for that new breeze to help her reach the finish line that still lies another 484 miles away.
DAVIES described the frustrating conditions, 'we drifted and 'flapped' all morning, until a fickle breeze (one to three knots !) filled in. On the nose! So we tacked our way slowly along. Gildas gained a bit because this new breeze filled in from the North (where he was) but I could still see him all day, which was a good gauge.'