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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Day 16 – Charlie Dalin FRA takes the lead


The weather remains very varied providing for an extraordinary Vendée Globe! As on the North Atlantic, the wind conditions over the South Atlantic make racing challening and very animated. —– The top duo reached the first light wind zones of the St.Helena anticyclone yesterday. Charlie Dalin (Apivia, Foiler) could sail past Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut, Foiler) taking the lead with a 42nm advance this morning UTC. 297nm behind followed Jean Le Cam FRA (Yes we Cam, Non-Foiler) in 3rd. Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer, Foiler), best of the day, is also on the way up new on the 5th place with a 42nm backlog, just behind Kevin Escoffier FRA (PRB, Foiler). Alex Thomson GBR (Hugo Boss Foiler) has been able to finish the repairs resuming the race in 7th place. Samantha Davis GBR (Initiatives Coeur,Foiler) remains the 10th as best-ranked woman. Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER (MSCF, Foiler) follows in 15th place, Clarisse Cremer FRA (Banque Populaire, Foiler) has moved up to 16th position. —– The race tracker and the reports.