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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Les Sables dOlonne FRA – Day 6, Thomson GBR still leading after a rough night


The Vendée Globe fleet had a restless night, as West of the low Theta, the wind exceeded 50kn in some areas. In the prevailing rough conditions, the old generation Open 60s without foils performed a little better than the new designs with foils.—– Alex Thomson GBR (Hugo Boss, Foiler) was still leading the fleet this morning UTC, but Jean Le Cam FRA (Yes we Cam, Non-Foiler) moved up to 3.3nm. Benjamin Dutreux FRA (OMIA, Non-Foiler), another old-generation Open 60, on rank 3 is 60nm behind. Damien Seguin FRA (Apicil, Non-Foiler), the leader of the first two days of racing, moved up to 6th place, 98nm behind. Still best-classified woman is Samantha Davis GBR (Initiatives Coeur, Foiler) in 8th place. —– The race tracker and the reports.