The wind has increased A LOT. It must be pretty hairy sailing out there. There have been many retirements with boats taking shelter in Sicily and Pantalleria. Unfortunately, a few of the boats have had some damage and VARUNA seems to have some serious rudder damage and drifting SE'ly. There is help on hand and a boat going out to help them back to harbour.
ARTIE is still in a great position and should be in later tonight. Definitely the hot favourite to win the race.