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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Day 36 – Passing Cape Leeuwin

Yesterday, the top trio sailing close together passed Cap Leeuwin at the southwest tip of Australia within only 3 h 20 min – next destination: Cape Horn! The difficult weather conditions so far have left the leaders more than 6 days behind the 2016 record, despite foilers, a deficit hard to catch up. Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) is now 55nm ahead of Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut), while Yannick Bestaven FRA (Mau00eetre Coq) follows 77nm behind. 280nm in arrear, the non-foiler trio is sailing, lead by Jean Le Cam FRA (Yes we Cam) 2nm ahead of Damien Séguin FRA (Groupe Apicil) and 17nm ahead of Benjamin Dutreux FRA (OMIA). Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER (MASCF) moved up to 8th place, one mile ahead of Boris Hermann GER (SeaExplorer). —– The race tracker and the reports.