Sailing News

IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Day 12 – Leader change today?


In the southern trade winds, the Open 60 Foilers now reach top speeds with daily distances of over 500 miles. —– This morning UTC, Alex Thomson GBR (Hugo Boss, Foiler) was only 4nm ahead of Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut, Foiler). Even faster underway is Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia, Foiler) 44nm behind, with a 24 hour average of over 21kn. Without foils, Jean Le Cam FRA (Yes we Cam) cannot keep up. He is now 170nm behind in 4th place. Samantha Davis GBR (Initiatives Coeur, Foiler) is 9th with a 302nm backlog. —– The cartography and the reports.