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Thomson still in the lead, Rouillard passed second ahead of Le Cam

This Tuesday morning, at 5:00 am, Briton Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) was still easily leading the Vendée Globe fleet. Behind, the French Jean Le Cam (Yes We Cam!) Has demoted to third place, overtaken by his compatriot Thomas Rettant (LinkedOut).

This Tuesday morning, at 5:00 am, Briton Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) was still easily leading the Vendée Globe fleet. Behind, the French Jean Le Cam (Yes We Cam!) Has demoted to third place, overtaken by his compatriot Thomas Rettant (LinkedOut).

No change of leader, but a change of runner-up for this ninth edition of the Vendée Globe. Indeed, this Tuesday morning, at the 5:00 am check-in, the Frenchman Thomas Rettant (LinkedOut), who was coming back at a sacred speed on the sailboat which preceded him, appeared to be the new second in the prestigious sailing event. Former second, his compatriot Jean Le Cam (Yes We Cam!) Has therefore demoted to third place. For his part, Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) continues to prance well ahead of the fleet, he who is currently off Guinea-Bissau and who is even approaching the Doldrums quite quickly, with more than 100 miles ahead of its first pursuer.

The Briton is even advancing at an average of over 20 knots. Overall, the first 18 in the general classification benefit from fairly favorable conditions to continue their journey and the flying fish are also out. Currently fifth, Kevin Escoffier (PRB) is delighted with the current good conditions, on the official Vendée Globe website: “These are great sliding conditions, the wind is sometimes unstable, you have to be on it, but we really enjoy it. “ The wind should gradually calm down, but not completely disappear. In the meantime, the passage of the equator is expected by this Wednesday evening, before therefore ending up in the southern hemisphere.

Check-in at 5:00 a.m. (French time) – Tuesday, November 17, 2020
1- Alex Thomson (GBR / Hugo Boss *) 21,759.2 miles from the finish
2- Thomas Rouillard (FRA / LinkedOut *) 104.11 miles behind the leader
3- Jean Le Cam (FRA / Yes We Cam!) At 114.63
4- Charlie Dalin (FRA / Apivia *) at 149.57
5- Kevin Escoffier (FRA / PRB *) at 210.03
6- Louis Burton (FRA / Bureau Vallée 2 *) at 255.87
7- Benjamin Dutreux (FRA / OMIA – Water Family) at 261.72
8- Sam Davies (GBR / Initiatives-Cœur *) at 278.82
9- Boris Herrmann (ALL / Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco) at 278.91
10- Yannick Bestaven (FRA / Maître CoQ IV *) at 296.67

Abandonment:
Nicolas Troussel (FRA / Corum L’Epargne *): dismasting after 7 days of racing

* boat equipped with foils