Yannick Bestaven (Maître Coq) is back in the lead of the Vendee Globe but only by a small handful of miles over Charlie Dalin (APIVIA).
In tenth place Benjamin Dutreux (OMIA-Water Family) has been having problems with a headsail and so has had do slow down and head north while he seeks to stabilize the situation.
After reporting a problem with his keel ram hydraulics earlier Saturday morning, Swiss skipper Alan Roura has managed to sort the issue.
Award for Jean Le Cam
French offshore sailor Jean Le Cam was awarded ‘Officer in the Order of Maritime Merit’ by the French Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin, for his involvement in the rescue of a competitor in the Vendee Globe solo race around the world.
Vendée Globe Leaders – Day 49 – Sat 26 Dec – Updated at 21:00 hrs UK
1st FRA Yannick Bestaven – Maître CoQ IV – 9,417 nm to finish – sailing at 11+ knots
2nd FRA Charlie Dalin – APIVIA – 31 nm
3rd FRA Jean Le Cam – Yes we Cam! – 298 nm
4th FRA Boris Herrmann – SEAEXPLORER – 299 nm
5th FRA Damien Seguin – GROUPE APICIL – 322 nm
6th FRA Isabelle JOSCHKE – MACSF – 347 nm
7th FRA Thomas Ruyant – LinkedOut – 355 nm
8th FRA Maxime SOREL – V and B-MAYENNE – 358 nm
9th FRA Giancarlo Pedote – PRYSMIAN GROUP – 367 nm
10th FRA Benjamin DUTREUX – OMIA – WATER FAMILY – 405 nm
17th GBR Pip Hare – Medallia – 2251 nm
23rd GBR Miranda Merron – Campagne de France – 3618 nm
Nicolas Troussel, Alex Thomson, Kevin Escoffier, Alex Thomson, Sebastien Simon, Sam Davies, Fabrice Amedo