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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Day 24


After the dramatic rescue action of Kevin Escoffier FRA, whose Open 60 broke apart in front of the mast, collapsed and sank within minutes, the race returned to normal. Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia, Foiler) continues to lead with now 222 miles ahead of Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut, Foiler), who passed the Cape of Good Hope yesterday as 2nd. Louis Burton FRA (La Vallée, Foiler), the southernmost boat, continues to make the fastest progress and is also already sailing in the Indian Ocean. He is 259 miles behind this morning. He is followed by a densely packed chasing group, ranks 4-11 being only 150 miles apart. Sébastien Simon FRA (Arkea Paprec, Foiler) is now 413 miles behind in 4th place, Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer, Foiler) follows in 5th place, another 30 miles behind. Only 3 miles behind is Damien Séguin FRA (Groupe Apicil, Non-Foiler) now best Non-Foiler, Jean Le Cam FRA (Yes we Cam, Non-Foiler) has dropped back to 7th place due to his rescue action, but he will receive a time credit which will bring him back into the top 3. In the womens duel, Samantha Davis GBR (Initiatives Coeur, Foiler) is 11th, now 33 miles ahead of Isabelle Joschke GER/FRA (MACSF, Foiler). The Race-Tracker and the reports.