The antipodal point

At 52° S and 172° E, Groupama 3 is positioned at a point which is practically antipodal to the finish point off Ushant!
With a 360 mile lead over the reference time this Thursday lunchtime, which is the equivalent of a good half a day, Franck Cammas and his men are carving out a course in almost ideal conditions to the South of New
Zealand.

Groupama 3's log (departure on 31st January at 13h 55' 53'' UTC)
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Day 20 (20th February 1400 UTC): 672 miles (deficit = 211 miles)
Day 21 (21th February 1400 UTC): 584 miles (deficit = 124 miles)
Day 22 (22nd February 1400 UTC): 607 miles (deficit = 137 miles)
Day 23 (23rd February 1400 UTC): 702 miles (lead = 60 miles)
Day 24 (24th February 1400 UTC): 638 miles (lead = 208 miles)
Day 25 (25th February 1400 UTC): 712 miles (lead = 371 miles)
The antipodal point The antipodal point Reviewed by Panos Douros on Thursday, February 25, 2010 Rating: 5

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