Vendee Globe race leader Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ IV) leads by 150+ nm from Charlie Dalin (Apivia) with Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) now featuring back with the leaders in third place.
At just under 2,000 miles to Cape Horn, the leaders of the Vendée Globe have a long, tough week of work ahead to reach the big left turn into the home straight.
There is some relief that speeds are quick again as their position on the depression finally yields fast reaching conditions.
The pack is still tightly grouped but Damien Seguin (Groupe Apicil) is up to fourth and Isabelle Joschke (MACSF) fifth.
Seguin is fastest (19+ knots) of the top 10 this Monday morning.
Although it is cold and wet skippers’ energy reserves are restored for the meantime after the lighter wind period over Christmas.
Vendée Globe Leaders – Day 51 – Mon 28 Dec – Updated at 17:00 hrs UK
1st FRA Yannick Bestaven – Maître CoQ IV – 8,924 nm to finish – sailing at 14+ knots
2nd FRA Charlie Dalin – APIVIA – 153 nm
3rd FRA Thomas Ruyant – LinkedOut – 278 nm
4th FRA Damien Seguin – GROUPE APICIL – 309 nm
5th FRA Isabelle JOSCHKE – MACSF – 354 nm
6th FRA Jean Le Cam – Yes we Cam! – 357 nm
7th FRA Maxime SOREL – V and B-MAYENNE – 358 nm
8th FRA Boris Herrmann – SEAEXPLORER – 364 nm
9th FRA Giancarlo Pedote – PRYSMIAN GROUP – 379 nm
10th FRA Benjamin DUTREUX – OMIA – WATER FAMILY – 382 nm
17th GBR Pip Hare – Medallia – 2057 nm
23rd GBR Miranda Merron – Campagne de France – 3662 nm
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