Simon solid second after the Cape Verde islands
Simon Koster and all the Mini Transat participants are now heading west towards the Caribbean; they have 2’000 milles in front of their bows; roughly ten days of relentless sailing.
Simon is a brilliant second, 75 milles behind race favorite Ian Lipinski but 15 miles ahead of Jörg Richers and 50 milles in front of fourth placed Andrea Fornaro and the rest of the pack. In other words: he is doing great.
Unfortunately for them, some of his direct competitors have had serious technical problems. Both Arthur Léopold-Léger and Erwan Le Mene, respectively 2nd and 3rd of the first leg, have had to stop in order to repair rudder problems, in the Cape Verde Islands for Léopold-Léger and Dakar for Le Mene.
Romain Bolzinger and Aurelien Poisson are therefore Simon’s direct opponents, and the race will be tight all the way to Le Marin.