DAY 17

Banque Populaire V has a 2300 mile lead over the phantom Groupama, the present record holder. We tend to focus on the boat and the crew. The real story for me is the weather routing. The departure of Banque Populaire from Ushant occurred not because there was wind that day, but rather after exhaustive study the low systems globally appeared to be lining up favorably. So far, it is brilliant.