Much better winds today. HB following the trailing edge as Alex want's to avoid leaning. 4 metre waves and 21 kt gusts. Sam has been finding it frustrating that she has to reduce sails at night for safety and so losing speed. Last night Benjamin Dutreux, in OMIA-Water Family, was very close indeed and marginally faster, so I expected he would pass her this morning, which he has. Sam, back at full sail, is marginally faster. Isabelle Joshke in 13th place is making 21kts.