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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Day 81 – Victory for Yannick Bestaven FRA !!!

Never before has the finish of a Vendée Globe been so exciting! Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) was the first to cross the finish line in Les Sables dOlonne last night. Only 4 hours later, Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) arrived, and seven hours later early this morning UTC, Yannick Bestaven FRA (Mau00eetre Coq) terminated the race. Thanks to the time credit of 10hrs 15min for his help in the rescue of Kevin Escoffier FRA (PRB), this was good enough for the overall win! Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut) finished in fourth place this morning. Bad luck for Boris Herrmann GER (Sea-Explorer): Sailing in 3rd place with 85nm left, he collided with a fishing vessel damaging his Open 60, and lost all options for the podium or even victory. Progressing now at reduced speed, he will lose some places, despite a 6-hour bonus for the Escoffier rescue. The video. Damien Seguin FRA (Groupe Apicil) will arrive in Les Sables this afternoon in 5th or 6th position as the first Non-Foiler. However, follow Jean Le Cam FRA (Yes we Cam) sailing 140 miles behind who will still advance: he has a time bonus of 16 hours and will move up a few ranks. —– The race tracker and the news.