Weather analysis

The Indian Ocean living up to its reputation

The leaders December 6th at 8h00
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© Great CircleBanque Populaire and Hugo Boss continue to sail quickly in front of the depression which concerned Edmond de Rothschild yesterday. The wind should shift West for them during the day. They may take advantage of this shift to jibe and sail further South.

For Edmond de Rothschild, conditions are improving. The strongest zone of wind and especially very heavy seas is moving away towards the Northeast. Sébastien Josse should find more clement conditions from tomorrow.

The respite will be short-lived for SMA and Maître CoQ with the arrival of a new depression from tomorrow morning while Yann Eliès, Jean-Pierre Dick, Jean Le Cam and Thomas Ruyant are sailing in the same system.

© Great CircleBehind, Kito de Pavant was probably with Gitana and SMA one of the competitors sailing in the most difficult conditions when he suffered damage on his keel.

For Louis Burton © Great Circleand the group of five boats which follow, Tuesday is rather quiet while waiting for the arrival of a new front on Wednesday. It is indeed this front which affected Peter Heerema, Enda O' Coineen and Alan Roura on Tuesday with gusts of around 40 knots in the squalls. For these three skippers, the arrival in the Indian Ocean should be quieter on Wednesday.

Sébastien Destremau and Didac Costa will experience tough conditions from Wednesday with a new low moving in from the West and circulating to their South. 

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