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EXHAUSTING FIRST NIGHT FOR TRANSAT FLEET

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The first night at sea for The Transat entrants has been hard work in 20 knot headwinds with constant manoeuvring and frequent tacks within the tightly packed fleet. Once passed The Lizard, sea conditions calmed slightly, but this did not allow any rest for the skippers. Early this morning Franck Cammas on ORMA 60 Groupama explained that he had spent all night on deck, strapped into his seat at the helm unwilling to go below. Cammas opted to carry two reefs and a staysail throughout the night to limit the risk of any early breakages.
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