A night full of emotions for the second day of the Transat Jacques Vabres. Indeed, last night was marked by several retirements including 3 IMOCA, one Multi 50 and one class 40 and the capsizing of Prince de Bretagne trimaran whose skippers have just been airlifted and brought back safely to Corunna.
The northern route option of the group in which Stand as One evolves seems to be paying off. In 14th position, shoulder to shoulder with St Michel Virbac and Newrest, they are passing on the west side of the depression where they'll be reaching Northwest winds that should enable them to progress quickly despite heavy seas.
However, a new depression is taking place to the west of Azores which could further disrupt their way in the next 24 hours.
On the skippers side, moral remains good. Sam Goodchild, contacted this afternoon, announced a navigation without major problems.
To follow the progress of our skippers, it's here : http://tracking.transat-jacques-vabre.com/fr/
And keep sending encouragements to Eric and Sam on Twitter using the hashtag #C1SH, they are appreciated!