John, I never wrote "All the English boats have fallen apart and the Greek boat is winning." As I said, so far the serious competitors have abandoned due to structural fails. Some details:
1st Leg: The Bladerunner's console was cracked and they lost the GPS data, so they could not steer to the waypoint and left behind (5th in that leg). The SR9 came 2nd (10' behind the 1st Topline) facing some problems. Sea condition 4 to 5, rough swells in the middle, better at the end where the boats hit top speeds. Topline's average speed about 48 knots.
2nd leg: 140 (initially) nautical miles going south across the African coast. Sea condition very rough (6 to 7), waves aft. The organisers ended the route to the refuelling point, thus covering 91 nm due to the many abandonments. Rear hulls (mirrors) were broken, consoles too, inflatables sides were gone, hull breaks reported. Up to now, I don't know further details (what happened to whom) -I do know though that they abandoned the race not due to engine malfunctions, neither because they hit some rocks! Most of the boats returned towed to the starting point. Topline was 1st again with average speed about 40 knots, over 1 hour from the 2nd, without suffering any problem.
3rd leg: Rough seas again, up to 7 sea condition head, 60 nm distance. Topline 1st (15' ahead the 2nd) with average around 30 knots. The 4th (and last) leg takes place right now, no further info yet.