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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Day 18 – Damage alert for LinkedOut

Yesterday, Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut) lying in 2nd place 72nm behind the leader Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) sustained damage to the port foil of his Open60. After a short stop to assess the situation, it was clear that the the port foil could no longer be used for the remainder of the race. The report. This morning UTC, still in 2nd position, he was 85nm behind Dalin FRA (Apivia). —– The bulk of the fleet, influenced by the St-Helena anticyclone, is moving forward only slowly. Jean Le Cam FRA (Yes we Cam, Non-Foiler), now 350nm behind the leader on 3rd, was the only one daring to attack to the East, the direct route to the Cape of Good Hope. The other pursuers are heading South hoping to reach the low pressure system from th West within two days. Kevin Escoffier FRA (PRB) and Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer), having sailed in sight for 2 days, follow 486nm behind on the positions 4 and 5. The report with video. —– The race tracker and the reports.