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Vendee Globe - Kiwi Conrad Colman sets jury rig

Kiwi Conrad Colman has managed to set a jury rig using his boom and is reported to be making 2 to 3 knots downwind Wednesday morning under jury rig.

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Wind conditions at present off Spain and Portugal in a southerly wind flow which is tending to decrease.

The conditions are perfect for Conrad Colman who should be sailing downwind now his jury rig is operational.

He has not yet managed to set a foresail but intends to.

Conrad made some reinforcements in the boom to make sure the repair hold and has recut the bottom piece of his mainsail to fit the boom he has rigged as a mast.

He'll try to make the most of the favourable weather that should push him in the right direction until Friday at least.

Bellion took 99 days 4 hrs 56 mins for his actual 28,048 miles route, averaging 11.78 kts.

He is the first ‘rookie' solo skipper – someone who had never before started the Vendée Globe - to complete this eighth edition of the solo round the world race.

Finishing Positions at 12:00 hrs 15 Feb 2017

1st Armel Le Cléac’h on Banque Populaire - Finished 15:37 hrs UTC 19 Jan 2017
2nd Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss -Finished at 07:37 hrs UTC 20 Jan 2017
3rd Jeremie Beyou on Maitre Coq - Finished 19:40 hrs UTC 23 Jan 2017
4th Jean-Pierre Dick on StMichel-Virbac - Finished at 14:47 hrs UTC 25 Jan 2017
5th Yann Elies on Quigunnier - Finished at 16:13 hrs UTC 25 Jan 2017
6th Jean Le Cam on Finistere Mer Vent - Finished at 17:43 hrs UTC 25 Jan 2017
7th Louis Burton on Bureau Vallee - Fiished at 07:47 hrs UTC 2 Feb 2017
8th Nandor Fa on Spirit of Hungary - Finished at 11:54 hrs UTC 08 Feb 2017
9th Eric Bellion on Commeunseulhomme - Finished at 16:58 hrs UTC 13 Feb 2017
10th Arnaud Boissieres on La Mia Caline - DTF 219 nm
11th Fabrice Amedeo on Newrest-Matmut - DTF 505 nm
12th Conrad Coleman on Foresight Natural Energy - DTF 722 nm (Jury Rig)

Fleet spread is now 3,720 nm back to Sebastien Destremau in 18th.

Eleven have now retired from the race.

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Gerald New - Sailweb
13 February 2017 22:22 GMT


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