Succcess! Pip Hare has replaced her port rudder in the depths of the South Pacific. While Yannick Bestaven, the Vendée Globe leader since Christmas Day, has been slowed in a high pressure zone
Vendee Globe sailor Pip Hare has reported that she has discovered a crack in her port rudder and will be forced to change to her spare
Yannick Bestaven has accelerated north and increased his Vendee Globe lead to over 400 nm, leaving the battle for second in his far distant wake.
With 1,300 miles to sail to Cape Horn this next week will be the toughest of British skipper from Poole in England Pip Hare’s Vendée Globe
In two days, eleven Vendee Globe Race IMOCAs have rounded Cape Horn
Here are the Vendee Globe race leader times at Cape Horn . . .
Charlie Dalin, skipper of Apivia, rounded Cape Horn some 14 hours and 56 minutes after Vendee race leader Yannick Bestaven on Maître Coq IV
Yannick Bestaven, skipper of Maître CoQ IV, the leader of the Vendée Globe passed Cape Horn this Saturday 2 January at 13:42hrs UTC
Vendee Globe race leader Yannick Bestaven should pass Cape Horn this Saturday afternoon (2 Jan) with Charlie Dalin is expected to round about 10-12 hours later
On the first day of 2021, the numbers tell the story for Vendee Globe leaders Yannick Bestaven and Charlie Dalin, with 24 hour runs of 452 and 417 nautical miles respectively
Still leading the Vendee Globe fleet, Yannick Bestaven has put on the turbo in the last few hours – 21+ knots – in preparation for his passage of Cape Horn expected this weekend
Fastnet Rock race enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice in 2021, Covid-19 allowing, with the announcement by the Royal Western YC that the Plymouth Lonely Rock Race will start on 4 July 2021