Don't know about anyone else but I think its all getting a bit tense out there - now down to just over 2 days ahead of Joyon which I know is an awful lot but the way she'd lost time this past week, has she got enough of a lead to do it?
You need to read it a bit more carefully. There have been two reasons for the reduced lead. The first was the lousy weather she is experiencing at the moment. The second more serious was that the top slide of the mainsail pulled out of the track causing damage, with subsequent damage at the other reef points. She has just completed a second mast climb and has managed to repair the sail track and the sliders
Yes - I read that - also if you look at the globe with her outward track on it seems to have taken her around 14 days to get to the area she is currently in so if she maintained that kind of progress on the way home she ought to be OK?
According to this morning's update the lead is now under 2 days and they are expecting this ti reduce to a deficit by the equator...and she's still got her mains'l track to fix.
Mike Golding is about 200 miles off the lead and on BBC south last night they published his email address. If you want to send a message of encouragement it is info@MikeGolding.com. They also broadcast a live telecon with him, he sounded absolutely knackered.
Re: Ellen Macarthur and Mike Golding latest progress
How things change .
A week ago Ellen was about 5 days up and Golding had gone into the lead.
It must be frustrating for both of them to encounter these problems so late on.
Touch and go for Ellen but I think she's got her problems under control. Mike G has a got a podium place in the bag but I predict second place. I think he will take Bonduelle but won't get close enough to PRB.