Conor Fogerty has had a great first 48 hours in his 21–day transatlantic Ostar race. His Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 BAM made a significant play yesterday by heading North to the Irish coast and this has paid off in the short term.
The Open 50 'Vento' was late making this decision and had to turn some sharp corners and consequently lost approx 10 miles to BAM.
The other 3600 'Mister Lucky seems to have adopted a more southerly route and this represents the first large tactical long term split. So, what of the long term? The low out in the Atlantic has moved further North - too far to go over the top of it so this means that there could be significant upwind work which will make it a very tough race. Later today should see winds increase to 20-25 knots, pushing BAM back on to white sails.