Virbac-Paprec 3 Close to Finish

Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron are beginning the homestretch into Barcelona after again tacking north to avoid wind shadows cast by the Canary Island’s tall mountains.

With 1371 nautical miles remaining until Barcelona, the crew aboard Virbac-Paprec 3 is making a strong showing as second-placers MAPFRE attempt to make up the 243 nautical miles that separate them from the first place entry. Back towards midfleet, a battle is emerging for third place. While it is still too early to call, less than 800 miles separates the third place boat, Renault, from Dee Caffari aboard GAES, currently in sixth place.