The fight for place 2-4 was intense. I understood from Twitter that almost 99% of the race the second place holder "Utsete" was out on 40m lines and 15m kite at winds of 15m/s (30 knots) and they need to change kites as last leg was high upwind and they could not do it. Kinetic Warriors (UK) and Ragnar&Stein was chasing them hard. I understood that KW was also on 15m kites and R&S was on 9m.
Final straigh from turning point, R&S was leading for second place and going slow upwind without changing tacks. KW according to track changed tacks when going upwind and they blasted past close to finishing line leaving 33s time difference after 50 hours of racing. Utsete came 4th because of the kite change.
I think it was a thrill to look at Twitter & GPS updates, how is it going to end
And the event still continues another 13 hours on Friday. At time of writing this 14 teams completed the journey.