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UpdateBernard Stamm, after informing the organization and his team, has decided to  head towards the Auckland Islands. He will shelter there in order to make some repairs on his hydrogenerators. Then he will able to continue his journey in the South Pacific safely and serenely. More here.

And fourth place Alex Thomson continues to outperform any previous generation boat as he powers along at 20 knots in the Vendee Globe, but he’s got a major problem and it’s looking pretty grim at the moment.  Have a listen to this excellent little video update from Stew and Rachel and the Hugo Boss team, and keep your fingers crossed that he gets his generator problems sorted.