Returning to eleven miles at the 12:00 p.m. this Sunday, Charlie Dalin (Apivia) saw the gap with Thomas Rettant (LinkedOut) start to rise again at 6:00 p.m. while Alex Thomson, still undergoing repairs, saw the rest of the fleet come back to him.
As the Vendée Globe fleet heads for the Cape of Good Hope, the positions have hardly changed at the head of the race. While Alex Thomson is still stationary to repair a damaged beam at the front of his Hugo Boss monohull, Thomas Rettant (LinkedOut) and Charlie Dalin (Apivia) did not cut their efforts. The leader of the race even doubled his lead over his runner-up, who is 22.62 nautical miles in the score made this Sunday at 6:00 p.m. by the organizers. But, as the Indian Ocean approaches and we will have to finish crossing the Saint Helena high, the duel seems far from over.
Le Cam keeps the gap with Escoffier
Behind this duo and Alex Thomson, Jean Le Cam stays the course. At the helm of Yes We Cam !, the sailor maintained a lead of around 25 nautical miles over Kevin Escoffier (PRB), solid fifth ahead of Boris Herrmann (SeaExplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco). If Hugo Boss does not resume the race in the hours to come, a place on the podium will be at stake. Another intense battle takes place for seventh place between Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ IV), Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée 2) and Sébastien Simon (Arkéa Paprec). The trio are standing in barely fifteen nautical miles. Further back, Sam Davies remains in tenth place at the helm of Initiatives-Cœur.
SAILING / VENDEE GLOBE 2020-2021
Check-in at 6:00 p.m. (French time) – Sunday November 22, 2020
1- Thomas Rouillard (FRA / LinkedOut *) 19,634.4 miles from the finish
2- Charlie Dalin (FRA / Apivia *) 22.62 miles behind the leader
3- Alex Thomson (GBR / Hugo Boss *) at 210.51
4- Jean Le Cam (FRA / Yes We Cam!) At 278.85
5- Kevin Escoffier (FRA / PRB *) at 303.69
6- Boris Herrmann (ALL / SeaExplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco *) at 339.26
7- Yannick Bestaven (FRA / Maître CoQ IV *) at 354.01
8- Louis Burton (FRA / Bureau Vallée 2 *) at 359.11
9- Sébastien Simon (FRA / Arkéa Paprec *) at 369.57
10- Sam Davies (GBR / Initiatives-Cœur *) at 411.9
Nicolas Troussel (FRA / Corum L’Epargne *): dismasting after 7 days of racing
* boat equipped with foils