Dominique Wavre and Michèle Paret are heading for Argentina and are out of the race

Mirabaud retired from the Barcelona World Race today, and after receiving 150 litres from a nearby Argentian patrol boat Dominique Wavre and Michèle Paret are making decent speeds toward Mar del Plata. Read previous story here.

Meanwhile Hugo Boss’s Andy Meiklejohn and Wouter Verbraak have tied up in Stanley’s inner harbour in light winds and await the arrival of technical manager Ross Daniel this afternoon.

Race leaders Virbac-Paprec 3 – who have 3232 miles to the finish – were really slow yesterday and overnight, and second place MAPFRE have had very light, fitful trade winds still generally from the southeast, which seems to be keeping them going. They are still a little quicker than Virbac-Paprec 3 this morning with the leaders’ margin shrinking to 280 miles as MAPFRE gained another 19 this morning.

But the main conflict looks set to occur between Renault Z.E Sailing Team, Neutrogena and Estrella Damm (in third, forth and fifth respectively). The cold front seems to have moved up the coast, meaning the situation’s especially messy for Renault Z.E – the victim of timing rather than any miscalculation on their part.

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