Overnight Vendee race leader Charlie Dalin (Apivia) is the only skipper among the top 10 to have managed to hold speeds in double figures.
The leaders of the Vendée Globe continue their slow but steady progress south, trying to wriggle their way across a band of light winds to get to the Southern Ocean.
Charlie Dalin on APIVIA leads from Thomas Ruyant on LinkedOut, this pair are 280+ nm ahead of third placed Jean Le Cam on Yes we Cam! with Kevin Escoffier on PRB in fourth place.
Meantime Alex Thomson has clearly been on the nightshift on HUGO BOSS.
Thomson resumed race mode Monday afternoon, taking the opportunity to trundle down the track in relatively benign breezes and flat seas after the first phase of his repairs.
The British skipper then followed his plan to work the cooler night hours to finish his laminating repairs.
As a consequence he has been slow during the night and slipped to eighth – 504 nm behind the leader – but he is in a good pack of boats and is very much still in the race.
Vendée Globe Leaders – Day 17 – Tue 24 Nov – Updated at 21:00 hrs UK
1st FRA Charlie Dalin – APIVIA – 19,104 nm to finish
2nd FRA Thomas Ruyant – LinkedOut – 76 nm
3rd FRA Jean Le Cam – Yes we Cam! – 318 nm
4th FRA Kevin Escoffier – PRB – 368 nm
5th FRA Yannick Bestaven – Maître CoQ IV – 394 nm
6th FRA Boris Herrmann – SEAEXPLORER – 395 nm
7th FRA Sebastien Simon – ARKEA PAPREC – 475 nm
8th GBR Alex Thomson – HUGO BOSS – 562 nm – sailing at 8.6 knots
9th FRA Louis Burton – BUREAU VALLEE 2 – 596 nm
10th GBR Sam Davies – INITIATIVES-COEUR – 598 nm
11th FRA Benjamin Dutreux – OMIA – Water Family – 689 nm
20th GBR Pip Hare – Medallia – 1867 nm
27th GBR Miranda Merron – Campagne de France – 2352 nm
Retired: Nicolas Troussel