© Great CircleThe anticyclone which is bringing spring-like weather to the Atlantic Coast is generating easterly winds for Arnaud Boissières and soon for Fabrice Amedeo who are expected in Les Sables d'Olonne respectively tonight and during the weekend.
Behind, the depression situated off Newfoundland is generating a strong south-westerly wind flow. Alan Roura, Rich Wilson and Didac Costa can "choose" the optimal conditions for their boat by getting more or less close to the centre of the high pressure system where the wind is light. Rich Wilson therefore chose to sail close to the Azores to sail in better conditions than the boats situated further North.
Romain Attanasio is sailing just on the edge of the high pressure system while Pieter Heerema and Sébastien Destremau are still in the trade winds.
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