The majority of the fleet is more to the south, with Nicolas TROUSSEL (FRA), the most southerly of all as he chases the trade winds. This descent along the African continent, until the latitude of Senegal, lengthens the route but brings with it the promise of more wind than his competitors. 'I remake myself the course of the 2001 and 2003 editions of Trophy BPE,' joked TROUSSEL, in high spirits this morning after a night of rest. 'I will continue to go down like this, with the good angle, under spi, for 200 or 300 more miles before putting the course on Marie-Gallant.'
So the big question on the lips of all the fleet is: what will pay off - north or south?