Geronimo's pace is looking good, with 1811 miles covered since starting from Ushant at 13.25 GMT on 18 February 2002.
Onboard, as one would expect, life is in a set pattern with the 11 man crew split into two watches of 5 men, with Olivier de Kersauson on a floating role, available as required, with his main focus being on the navigation.
To ensure the crew achieve a decent sleep period in each 24 hours, the watches are 6 hours on, 6 hours off, which should enable at least four hours sleep in each off watch, and a total of 8 hours in the 24 hours.
The two watches are having a race between themselves as to who can achieve the best performance from the boat on each watch, with Team Cape Gemini Ernst & Young led by Yves Pouillaude and Team Schneider Electric led by Dider Ragot. Within the `on-board' race, it is Didier Ragot's team who have a lead of 8 miles on Pouillaude's, whilst the `on-the-water' race sees Olivier ahead of his position at the same stage in his 1997 attempt - so things are looking good.