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Vendee Globe - Mike Golding moves into seventh

François Gabart has increased his lead in the Vendée Globe solo round the world race to over 23 miles as the young French skipper continues to sail an astute descent of the Atlantic, first to pass the latitude of the Gibraltar Straits last night. Taking the more easterly route to hold the stronger NE’ly tradewinds for longer has also given a useful gain to Mike Golding. The British skipper of Gamesa has elevated himself to seventh, ready to challenge compatriot Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss for sixth. The duo were more than 70 miles apart on the water but one tenth of a mile separated them in terms to distance to finish with Golding sailing slightly quicker.


Sam Davies was positively singing in her daily video report from Savéol

Vendee Globe - Leading positions at 04:00 hrs - Heading, Speed, DTF, DTL (18 racing)
1. "FRA301" "François Gabart - Macif" 243° 13.3 kts DTF 23158.9 nm DTL 0.0 nm
2. "FRA19" "Armel Le Cléac'h - Banque Populaire" 263° 15.0 kts DTF 23182.7 nm DTL 23.8 nm
3. "SUI2012" "Bernard Stamm - Cheminées Poujoulat" 240° 13.2 kts 23186.3 nm 27.4 nm
4. "FRA06" "Jean-Pierre Dick - Virbac Paprec 3" 250° 9.0 kts 23211.5 nm 52.6 nm
5. "FRA85" "Vincent Riou - PRB" 263° 11.8 kts 23224.5 nm 65.6 nm  
6. "GBR99" "Alex Thomson - Hugo Boss" 239° 12.1 kts 23247.3 nm 88.3 nm
7. "GBR3" "Mike Golding - Gamesa" 241° 14.0 kts 23247.3 nm 88.4 nm
8. "FRA59" "Jean Le Cam - SynerCiel" 168° 10.6 kts 23254.6 nm 95.7 nm
9. "FRA001" "Jérémie Beyou - Maitre CoQ" 243° 12.2 kts 23265.4 nm 106.4 nm
10. "FRA14" "Arnaud Boissières - Akena Verandas" 243° 12.9 kts 23278.0 nm 119.1 nm
Other GBR:
14. "FRA29" "Samantha Davies - Savéol" 235° 8.6 kts 23371.4 nm 212.5 nm

G New
13 November 2012 6:17 GMT


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