SWI2 landed in Romania, on the Coast of the Black Sea, having covered 2435.08 km. FRA2 landed near Salerno, having covered 1805.44 km. GER1 and GBR3 are about to leave Italy heading for Croatia, USA3 is following behind them, approaching Rome. GER2 is over the Adriatic, heading for Northern Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary.
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GBR3 dipped down earlier, but announced that this was unplanned. Now about between Italy and Croatia. GER1 heading towards Croatia, approaching coast. GER2 above Croatia, will scrape Bosina for a minute and then head further down Croatia towards Serbia. USA3 is about to exit Italy.
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GBR3 has eight ballast bags remaining. There is only a little piece of Land in Romania, slightly north-east of the swiss landing spot to win. The other bet would be to aim for Athens or even Crete.
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GER2 called it a day and landed in front of the Bosnian border, having covered 1526.49 km, making it a 6th place in the ranking!
GBR3 has, as said 8 bags remaning, giving 8*15 kg=120 kg right now.
USA3 on the Italian coastline, they'll probably try the jump to Croatia.
GER1 heading into Bosnia now.
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Before I close down for the night, the situations.
GER1 is approaching the Serbian-Romanian border, currently heading for a course across the country and into Moldova, which would lead to no victory.
GBR3 is following slightly south of that and will head into Montenegro and Serbia. They potentially could reach the Swiss landing zone, or turn more easterly and head into Bulgaria. If they would do that and reach the coast of the Black Sea, they would have beaten the Swiss.
USA2 is now above the Adriatic, at 0-3 knots, I let race control tell you what could happen now: http://www.gordonbennett2010.com/node/2745
(BTW: Where I said USA3 above, I meant USA2, please excuse that)