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16:00 ranking

16:00 ranking

First ranking at 16:00 (French time)

In perhaps a sign of things to come, the two British skippers in the Class40 were pushing hard at the front of the fleet at the first ranking of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre at 16:00 (French time), 

After two hours 45 minutes of racing the leaders were preparing to round the Region Normandie buoy off Étretat and head west towards the tip of Cotentin under spinnaker. 

Made in Midi(Kito de Pavant / Achille Nebout) led Leyton (Sam Goodchild / Tanguy Le Turquais) by just 0.03 miles, with Lamotte – Module Créationthird. 

The leading IMOCA had already rounded the mark with PRB leading CORUM L’Epargne and Apivia.

After starting at 13:15 (French time) in front of Cape de la Hève the boats have been heading upwind in 12-14 knots of north-easterly breeze.