Tense fight in Martinique Cata Raid – F18 Raid Worlds

Marfaing-Boulogne chasing Bontemps-Amiot

Leg 4 of 2020 Martinique Cata Raid has been one more opportunity to provide F18 Raid Worlds competitors with tense racing all along the course from Trinité to Prêcheur, with permanent cross-overs among the front fleet, top three finishers crossing the line within a fistfull of seconds.

Actually, the whole leg has been sailed downwind, putting front boats at risk to be overlapped by followers, sooner benefiting from gusts.

At this game, Gurvan Bontemps & Benjamin Amiot are certainly those with the bitter taste in their mouths, being the leaders all along the race, but falling into a dead calm zone a few miles before the finish, and being the last ones to sail out from this trap.

Gurvan Bontemps & Benjamin Amiot, leaders during most of the course 4

Boulogne brothers seized the opportunity given to them, finishing 10 seconds (!) ahead Cammas-Vandame, and 18 seconds (!) ahead Souben-Moreau, Marfaing-Boulogne Junior being fourth at 1 minute & 50 seconds.

Souben-Moreu & Cammas-Vandame keep playing cats and dogs!

Easy to understand top three teams do strengthen their respective positions on the overall ranking, event everything remain possible tomorrow during the last leg from Prêcheur to Schoelcher.

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Provisional rankings after 4 legs