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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Les Sables dOlonne – Day 82


Within just 19 hours, the first 8 reached the finish of the Vendée Globe in Les Sables dOlonne yesterday. We already reported about the victory of Yannick Bestaven FRA (Mau00eetre CoQ IV): Granted a 10 hour 15 minute time allowance for his role in the search and rescue of Kevin Escoffier, Bestaven displaced the pre-race favorite Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) to win the 9th Vendée Globe by 2 hours, 31 minutes, the narrowest margin ever in the history of the race, earned by the oldest ever winner. Another 4 hours behind, Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) came in 3rd. —– Jean Le Cam FRA (Yes we Cam !) crossed the line in 8th place. Thanks to his time bonus for saving Kevin Escoffier FRA, the 61-year-old veteran moved up to 4th place in his 5th Vendée Globe participation and thus became the best non-Foiler. After his collision with a fishing boat, 85 miles from the finish, Boris Herrmann GER (Seaexplorer) dropped back to 5th at the end. —– Benjamin Dutreux FRA (OMIA) will be the only one to finish today, he was 62 miles short this morning. —– The rankings, the race tracker and the reports.