Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) has no choice but to head east, seeking to hook into a small, active low pressure system – formerly known as cyclone Claudia – which should offer him a fast pursuit of the leaders.
After having to make time consuming repairs to his rudder on Monday, Thomson has now lost out on the ride south east on the low pressure system which has been so beneficial for the leaders. Mike Golding (Gamesa) some 700 miles behind Hugo Boss, is drawing on the same strategy as his compatriot, also looking to rendezvous with Claudia.
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12 December 2012 18:53