Picking Up The Record Setting Pace

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(November 13, 2017; Day 8, 21:00 FR) – François Gabart was on record setting pace today, ahead of Thomas Coville's time, in spite of a batten problem aboard the trimaran MACIF. To assess the extent of the breakage, Gabart had to lower the sail to gain access to the batten in question and attempt a repair. Gabart managed to consolidate the damaged batten with a provisional repair to hold until the Cape of Good Hope. The skipper of the 30m MACIF trimaran is 303.03 nm ahead of the record pace after covering 681 nm in the past 24 hours. F ull report .

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