The fact that the time and distance that separates Alex Thomson from race leader Armel Le Cléac’h has more than halved in 24 hours is of little real consequence to the British skipper as he sets up for the strong winds brought along by a second successive low pressure system and then a messy area of high pressure thereafter.
“We just have to look and see what the situation is like after the second low. Armel is a little further east than me, so he should cross through it quicker, but then he will be held uo in the middle in the light airs like me and then it depends on the wind angle when we all come out. I think where we are at the moment is irrelevant. We have to look further ahead” Thomson says.