The ANZ Sail Fiji Race Management team have been eagerly watching the tracker to ensure they are ready to pounce when the boats are two hours from the finish line.
When finally making slumber on Tuesday 10 June, the plan was set to rise at 0400 with Beau Geste predicted to finish at approximately 0600 on Wednesday 11 June. All Beau Geste needed to do was maintain their average speed.
But then the proverbial hole sucked them deep inside, along with Giacomo and the rest of the fleet who this morning were drifting around at 6 to .09 knots.
Race Director John Muir was keen to get the finishing show on the road but was happy with how the boats still racing were progressing.
“This looks like it’s developing into a game of cat and mouse both between the two boats at the front and the rest of the fleet further back, let’s get this done!” said Muir.
Finishing team member Jenny Price. “It’s great to see so many small battles going on in this race! It’s great that overnight there was no issues from the fleet. We hope that our safety manager Sally (Garrett) had a good night sleep!” continued Price.
The Royal Akarana Yacht Club team based in Fiji are now on standby.