Sad to watch Rayon Vert lose their all time lead only on the last night. They say their kite got blown the night before but I think it was the light conditions that took the win away from them French (only to give it to the French-Ruskis ;-). The picture above may actually be the same boat but now she is painted mostly red.
The Gunboat, the Rothmans and Vaquita all did excellent job. Great boats, good sailing. I think Rothmans did excellent, given her age and design. And man she is a beauty too.
As re the weather
, it has been the best wx I have seen for the ARC in years, probably best since 2006. Unusual, untimely and yet. In fact it is still blowing trade-winds-like here in LP.