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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Les Sables dOlonne FRA – Day 9, speed race down South


The Open 60 Foilers are now chasing down South under ideal trade wind conditions with average speeds exceeding 20kn. The brave Jean Le Cam FRA (Yes we Cam) with his conventional Non-Foiler could not keep the pace and lost much mileage on Alex Thomson GBR (Hugo Boss). New on rank 2 is now Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut, Foiler) 104nm behind the leader. On the way up is also Charlie Dalin FRA (APIVIA, Foiler) on 3rd with a 149nm backlog. Samantha Davies GBR (Initiatives Coeur, Foiler) on rank 9 was 279nm behind this morning UTC. —– The race tracker, the news and the video of the day with onboard takes.