Last miles for Renault Captur
Reanult Captur have had a much better night making decent progress through the Balearics to have advanced their ETA on the finish line in Barcelona to around 2200hrs local time.
Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane passed within a couple of miles of the island of Formentera beside Ibiza. During the night they were making nine to 12kts in an E'ly breeze 15-18kts. North of Palma today they will see the breeze drop away to 10kts but then as they close to Barcelona this evening they should encounter stronger NE'ly winds around 13-15kts.
Spirit of Hungary have 390 miles to sail to Gibraltar and have W'ly winds of around 15kts. They are making good progress and should keep up decent speeds until the Straits. They should enter the Med during the night between the 16th and 17th April. Friday to Saturday. They will want to minimise manouevres in the Straits and Alboran Sea to protect their keel but should have light downwind conditions by the Alboran.