Fellow Anglo-Saxons Nick MOLONEY (Skandia) and Conrad HUMPHREYS (Hellomoto) are suffering too, even if the latter has now come back to within 0.1 miles of Nick. Joé SEETEN (Arcelor Dunkerque) has benefited from their misfortune to slide through into 9th place, pushing the Australian down into 10th and the English sailor into 11th.
Towards the rear of the fleet the deficits are even more dramatic with American Bruce SCHWAB on Ocean Planet nearly 700 miles from the leader and Austrian Norbert SEDLACEK (Brother) up to a 1333.6 mile deficit. Symbolically, Jean Le CAM is making the best VMG (speed towards the goal) of the whole fleet with 15.5 miles ; the frontrunners racing in around 15-20 knots of north-easterly.
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