yesterday) and having come back down towards the start the Extreme 40s fleet of 9 yachts had to do a couple of loops of the marks guestimated below on Google Earth:
If you look at the scale you can see that these speed machines were doing the legs in about 30 seconds, and there'd be some going up and others going down and a lot of OMG-ing and shit-ing as the skippers changed course and decided at the last second that M3 might be a safer bet than M2:
The rewards of getting their first were even greater than normal as the boats could turn at speed, as shown perfectly here by Ernesto Bertarelli on Alinghi:
Very exciting to watch and must it be a total adrenaline rush blast to sail.
Argh & Argh
5 hours ago