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it would be a dream

A nasty low pressure system is converging with the Vendée Globe leader Yannick Bestaven (Maître Coq IV) and could require him to slow significantly to avoid winds in excess of 40kts and big seas. But Bestaven is under pressure from behind too as the peloton of nine are compressing, closing mileage and pushing hard.

Damien Seguin, multiple Paralympic champion is sailing immaculately and is up to third, increasingly taking the race to Dalin who is now less than 70 miles ahead. The chasing group have closed more than 150 miles in recent days. Leader Bestaven is expected at Cape Horn on Saturday.

It would be a dream. Track the fleet here.