© Great Circle As a result, January 2nd will be a windier day for most of the skippers. CD and BS / Great Circle
Both leaders should start sailing in the trade winds Monday afternoon. Jérémie Beyou, Jean Pierre Dick, Yann Elies and Jean Le Cam are taking advantage of a depression circulating to the North of the Falkland Islands. Louis Burton is sailing to the South of a depression, upwind, with some snow. Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman are in front of a depression that is set to get more active from tomorrow onwards.
The group that extends from Eric Bellion to Rich Wilson will be gradually affected by a depression rolling in from the West and in which Enda O' Coineen was sailing this morning. The Irish skipper lost his mast in a squall, within the front.
Romain Attanasio is stuck between two high pressure systems. He'll have to wait a few more hours for the wind to settle back into position from the south-west. At that point, he'll be sailing in the same weather system as Sébastien Destremau and Pieter Heerema.