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Four teams sit in second place with just one loss each from five flights.
The Turkish boat leads Ran Racing by two points with Platoon a point further back in third.
Richomme led a tight top-group of four boats through the notorious and spectacular rock-strewn Chenal du Four off the Brittany coast south of Ushant in brisk conditions
The top-15 sailors are within just over two miles of each other in very shifty conditions off the English coast.
At the gun the early leaders were Vincent Biarnes and Charlie Dalin, then Nicolas Lunven on the deep red Generali who is lying fifth overall,
Close to a hundred crew from twenty-three yachts enjoyed a celebratory end to what has been a memorable rally.
Michael Coxon explains his involvment in the class and what they are working on.
Amongst the key speakers are Franck Cammas (Team France), Mario Caponnetto, a member of the AC Land Rover BAR Team and Paolo Manganelli from Gurit.
Designers of the new generation of IMOCA yachts have to use four, not eight, ballast tanks and position them for maximum effect and skipper comfort.
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The event even has its own cocktail - recipe included here.