Final stages for Vendee Globe fleet

The Vendee Globe fleet leaders are expected to arrive in Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée, France either Saturday evening, or Sunday morning. The current plan is that the first three boats crossing the finish line and making their way down the canal will receive Live coverage on the Vendée Globe web TV channel hosted by Daily Motion.Day 75 highlights

Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3) has delayed his decision whether he will abandon the race, or to try and make it back to Les Sables d’Olonne until after the Azores. He is currently talking with his architects (Guillaume Verdier and VPLP) and considering whether or not he can use the water ballast system effectively to provide greater stability to his boat.

Vendee Globe - Rankings Thursday, 24 January 2013, 05:00 hrs (UK)
1. Macif, François Gabart
2. Banque Populaire, Armel Le Clac'h, 88 nm to the leader
3. Virbac Paprec 3, Jean-Pierre Dick 597 nm
4. HUGO BOSS, Alex Thomson, 688 nm
5. SynerCiel, Jean Le Cam, 2213 nm
6. Gamesa, Mike Golding, 2235 nm
7. Mirabaud, Dominique Wavre, 2625 nm
8. AKENA Vérandas, Arnaud Boissières, 2782 nm
9. Acciona 100% EcoPowered, Javier Sansó, 2800 nm
10. Votre Nom Autour du Monde avec EDM Projets, Bertrand de Broc, 2991 nm
11. Initiatives-coeur, Tanguy De Lamotte, 3318 nm
12. Team Plastique, Alessandro Di Benedetto, 4182 nm