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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Day 79 – leading group on two different strategic options


With 600 miles left to the finish line, the outcome of the race is still fully open: By this morning UTC, Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) could slightly extend his lead on Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée) 69 miles behind. Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) follows in 3rd place now 74 miles back, but his time credit of 6h hours would give him an almost 100 miles bonus, making him the theoretical leader. Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut) and Yannick Bestaven FRA (Mau00eetre Coq) are already more than 300 miles behind, but Bestaven also has a time credit of 10.5hrs, i.e. about 190 miles. —–The race tracker and the news.