On the second day of the race, competitors of the Panerai Transat Classique 2019 keep moving forward, the first have already sailed more than 300 miles.
For those who took the Southern track, the fleet has tightened with a dynamic top trio composed of Coch y Bondhu, Eilean back in the West after a getaway on the African coasts and Stiren. Right behind, Bryell II, Glen Maël, the “small” of the race, and Hilaria who is paying the high price of her Northern option, all hang on and keep moving South, looking for the Tradewinds.
On the West of this fleet, Lys has caught up after a delayed start.
With 320 miles of lateral shift, Xarifa leads the race on corrected time and keep moving toward the North-West looking for stronger winds. Yet, it is early to found out whether this radical choice is a winning or a losing choice.
On her side, Aramis the Taillefer of Christian Welter has moved toward Las Palmas on Gran Canary, in order to fix a tiller issue and hopes to get back in the race as soon as possible.
After around ten day spent in Calero Marinas Marina Lanzarote, the organization team is back in France, and will soon fly to the West Indies later in order to welcome the competitors of the Panerai Transat Classique 2019.
It is an opportunity to thank all who have contributed in situ to create this friendly spirit, DNA of this unique event, starting with José Juan Calero, Pilar Hernandez Céline Grimouille and all the team of Calero Marinas Marina Lanzarote. Thanks are also due to the Real Club Nautico of Arrecife and its President Julia Romero for providing its facilities to the race direction. All authorities of the island must be linked to the tribute for the quality and the warmth of their welcome.
Finally, it is important to notice the presence of many families, friends and supporters of the teams, such as Philippe Héral, President of the Yacht Club de France who recalled the institute commitment to yachting, Olivier Pécoux, President of the Atlantic Yacht Club et Jean-Jacques Ollu both Commodores of the Club who contributed to build the first Transat Classique in 2018.