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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Day 67 – another leader change


And another leader change! Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) reclaimed rank one and was now 19nm ahead of Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) this morning UTC. Two weeks ago, Burton had to make a repair stop in the lee of the Macquarie Islands, and now he is back sailing for victory after a brilliant recovery …. we are in week 67, and the race lasts about three more weeks only! —– 37nm behind, the long-time leader Yannick Bestaven FRA (Mau00eetre Coq) still remains a top challenger. However, sailing on the most westerly course, he is likely to lose further distance as the trade winds shift to the right. In pole position for the expected conditions seems to be Damien Seguin FRA (Groupe Apicil) on the 5th place, 58nm back, all the way in the East. —– With Stéphane Diraison FRA, Didac Costa ESP, and Kojiro Shiraishi JPN, the ranks 18-20 did pass Cape Horn last night. Next up to round tomorrow will be Manuel Cousin FRA (Groupe Setin). —– The race tracker and the reports (eng./franz).ng./franz)[/URL].