Sailing News

IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Les Sables dOlonne – Day 111 – Samantha Davies to arrive today


This morning UTC, Samantha Davies GBR (Initiatives Coeur) will finish her circumnavigation. Due to a collision with a UFO, she had to abandon the race at the Cape of Good Hope. After two weeks of repair work, the Englishwoman resumed her circumnavigation, not least to help the childrens medical charity Initiatives Coeur raise more funds. To date, her race has made it possible for 84 Third World children to receive life-saving heart surgery – donations are still possible. Yesterday, before approaching the finish line, the Englishwoman sailed an additional heart-shaped loop. Here is a first interview and the report. Her entry into Les Sables dOlonne harbor will be broadcast live from 12h UTC today. —– Alexa Barrier FRA (TSE-4myplanet) passed Cape Finisterre tonight, with 300 miles to go to the finish line, which she will reach on Saturday in 24th position. —– Last to follow is Ari Huusela FIN (Stark), who is expected in Les Sables dOlonne in about a week. —– The race tracker and all reports.