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Offshore Racing – Sunday, January 24, 2021
Sunday, January 24, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 77 - a quartet pulling away

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 77 - a quartet pulling away 1'200 miles before the finish, a top quartet was able to pull away somewhat: Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) still leads with 18 miles over Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2). Boris Herrmann GER (Seaexplorer) follows in third place, 48 miles behind, and Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut) still has a good chance with 88 miles to go. ----- On the Bay of Biscay, another flat high-pressure zone awaits, and the race will only be decided in the final approach to the finish. ----- At the very end of the fleet, Alexa Barrier FRA and Ari Huusela FIN will be the last to round Cape Horn today. ----- The race tracker and the reports.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, January 23, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 76 - exciting close racing

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 76 - exciting close racing In four days, the Vendée Globe will come to an end....and the final remains exciting: The first 6 are still only 160 miles apart. Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) has made up a lot of ground the past 24 hours, and he is only 17 miles behind Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) in 2nd place this morning UTC. Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) follows 90 miles back in 3rd place. ----- The race tracker and the reports.
Saturday, January 23, 2021   

Trophée Jules Verne - Gitana - Day 14 - Abandon

 Trophée Jules Verne - Gitana - Day 14 - Abandon After rounding Cape of Good Hope in a new record time yesterday, Franck Cammas FRA, Charles Caudrelier FRA and their team were forced to abandon their successfully started record attempt shortly afterwards. With a damaged lee rudder, Gitana did turn north direction Cape. A repair on sea is not possible. ----- The race tracker including the videos and the reports.
Offshore Racing – Friday, January 22, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 75 - Burton now 2nd behind Dalin

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 75 - Burton now 2nd behind Dalin Leaving the trade winds behind, the leading pack has now reached a transition zone influenced by the Azores high and moving closer together. The first 7 are only 185 miles apart with 2,000 miles to go. ----- Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) continues to lead, ahead of Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) new in second place, only 29 miles behind. Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) follows in 3rd place, 61 miles behind. The best non-Foiler continues to be Damien Seguin FRA (Groupe Apicil), who is only 102 miles back in 5th place. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, January 21, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 74 - Dalin 98nm ahead of Herrmann new on 2nd

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 74 - Dalin 98nm ahead of Herrmann new on 2nd The leader Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) still has 2200 miles to go until the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne. The leading group will reach a last flat transition zone today, which will probably be decisive for the race: Whoever of the leading group, which is still sailing close together, reaches the fresh westerly winds first, has a good chance of winning. 98 miles behind Dalin, Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) has moved up to second place. Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut) follows in 3rd place, 108 miles behind. Damien Seguin FRA (Groupe Apicil, Non-Foiler) has moved up to 5th place. He will be benefiting from good easterly wind conditions today. The race tracker and the reports.
Thursday, January 21, 2021   

Trophée Jules Verne - Gitana - Day 12 - Passing Cape of Good Hope entering the Indian Ocean today

 Trophée Jules Verne - Gitana - Day 12 - Passing Cape of Good Hope entering the Indian Ocean today Today, the maxi-trimaran Gitana will pass the Cape of Good Hope, probably more than a day faster than record holder Francis Joyon FRA needed with his IDEC three years ago. Franck Cammas FRA, Charles Caudrelier FRA and their team continue going fast with 754 miles in 24 hours. In the Indian Ocean, however, Gitana will lose some of its lead: Three years ago, IDEC took just 4 days and 11 hours to reach Cape Leeuwin at the southern tip of Australia, a fabulous time ! The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 73 - Dalin FRA now 110nm ahead

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 73 - Dalin FRA now 110nm ahead Heading straight North in northerly trade winds, the leading group will probably have to overcome the last strategic hurdle before the final sprint to Les Sables d'Olonne tonight: a flat high-pressure system ahead. By this morning UTC, Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) extended his lead to 110 miles. Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) sailing in the far west follows in 2nd, Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut) is now again 3rd with Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) now in 4th with 143 miles behind. As best non-Foiler, Damien Seguin FRA follows on 5th position (181 miles behind). The Race-Tracker and the Reports.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 72 - deviation West or direct course?

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 72 - deviation West or direct course? With 2700 miles left to the finish, the race remains exciting with the leading group continuing to sail closely together in the northerly trade winds. The two leaders Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) and Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) 96 miles behind chose a more westerly course while Damien Seguin FRA (Groupe Apicil) sailing in 3rd place and the other chasers stayed as high on the wind as possible and thus chose the more direct route. The race tracker and the reports.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021   

Trophée Jules Verne - Gitana - Day 10 - 791 miles ahead of record

 Trophée Jules Verne - Gitana - Day 10 - 791 miles ahead of record Shortly before reaching the Roaring Forties, the maxi trimaran Gitana has turned east in good conditions. With 822 miles in 24 hours - average speed 34kn (65km/h) - Franck Cammas FRA, Charles Caudrelier FRA and their team are sailing at maximum speed. The lead on the record is already 791 miles ! The race tracker and the reports.
Offshore Racing – Monday, January 18, 2021
Monday, January 18, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 71 - the leaders sailing progressing in the northern trade winds

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 71 - the leaders sailing progressing in the northern trade winds After traversing the equator, the leading group crossed the Doldrums yesterday and reached the northern trade winds this morning. Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) held on to the lead, but Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) stayed close, 21 miles behind. Damien Seguin FRA (Groupe Apicil) has fought his way back up to 3rd place still 96 miles back. The race tracker and the reports.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, January 17, 2021
Sunday, January 17, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 70 - Back in the Northern Hemisphere

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 70 - Back in the Northern Hemisphere Last night, the leaders passed the equator, and now, the 3500-mile final sprint back to Les Sables d'Olonne FRA lies ahead. Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) was the first back in the north, but this morning, he was again 1.6 miles behind Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) in second place. Moving up further is Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer). In 3rd, he is only 22 miles behind Dalin. Damien Seguin FRA (Groupe Apicil) remains the best non-Foiler in 6th place with a 93 miles backlog. In 22nd and 23rd places, Miranda Merron FRA and Clément Giraud FRA passed Cape Horn this morning. Only Samantha Davis GBR, Alexa Barrier FRA, and Ari Huusela FIN remain in the Pacific. Sébastien Destremau FRA (merci) finally abandoned yesterday after a long series of repairs and is on his way to New Zealand. The race tracker and the reports.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, January 16, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 69 - Leading pack crossing the Equator by this evening UTC

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 69 - Leading pack crossing the Equator by this evening UTC The leading group, still sailing close together, has reached the southern trade winds and will traverse the equator this evening. The good conditions are now favoring the foiling boats, which are going a few knots faster. Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) still has a 16 mile lead over Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Valléé 2). Boris Herrmann GER is 3rd, 48 miles behind. Damien Seguin FRA follows as best non-Foiler with 93 miles behind in 5th place. The race tracker and the news.
Saturday, January 16, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 68 - Clarisse Cremer FRA working hard on top of the mast

After the retirement of Samantha Davis GBR and Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER, Clarisse Cremer FRA (Banque Populaire), sailing 1160 miles behind in 12th place, is now the best-classified woman. For more than a week, she has been sailing close to Armel Tripon FRA (L'Occitane), one of the favorites who was set back at the start by an incident. Clarisse Cremer also had time to laminate her headsail in the masthead. Hard work, as the video (4min29sec) reveals.
Saturday, January 16, 2021   

Trophée Jules Verne - Gitana - Day 7 - Gitana regains speed after the slow passage of the doldrums

 Trophée Jules Verne - Gitana - Day 7 - Gitana regains speed after the slow passage of the doldrums After the tough passage of the Doldrums (here the video), the maxi-trimaran Gitana crossed the equator yesterday after 5 days and 13 hours, a lead of 5hrs 44min on the record of Francis Joyon FRA. In the southerly trade winds, Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier and their team are now making good progress again at 30kn+ and extended their lead to 158 miles. The race tracker and the daily report.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, January 14, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 67 - another leader change

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 67 - another leader change And another leader change! Charlie Dalin FRA ('Apivia') reclaimed rank one and was now 19nm ahead of Louis Burton FRA ('Bureau Vallée 2') this morning UTC. Two weeks ago, Burton had to make a repair stop in the lee of the Macquarie Islands, and now he is back sailing for victory after a brilliant recovery .... we are in week 67, and the race lasts about three more weeks only! ----- 37nm behind, the long-time leader Yannick Bestaven FRA ('Maître Coq') still remains a top challenger. However, sailing on the most westerly course, he is likely to lose further distance as the trade winds shift to the right. In pole position for the expected conditions seems to be Damien Seguin FRA ('Groupe Apicil') on the 5th place, 58nm back, all the way in the East. ----- With Stéphane Diraison FRA, Didac Costa ESP, and Kojiro Shiraishi JPN, the ranks 18-20 did pass Cape Horn last night. Next up to round tomorrow will be Manuel Cousin FRA ('Groupe Setin'). ----- The race tracker and the reports (eng./franz).ng./franz)[/URL].
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 65 - Bestaven FRA back on top

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 65 - Bestaven FRA back on top With 4500nm left to the finish, Yannick Bestaven FRA ('Maître Coq') on the most western course along the Brazilian coast has regained the first position during the past 24 hours. Separated by only 120nm, the leading 9-boat-pack is sailing closer together than ever. The runner-up Charlie Dalin FRA ('Apivia') was 6nm behind this morning UTC. 23 respectively 26nm back followed Louis Burton ('Bureau Vallée') new in 3rd and Thomas Ruyant FRA ('LinkedOut') in 4th. Damien Seguin FRA ('Groupe Apicil') in 5th (and first Non-Foiler) kept the 41nm deficit on the leader. ----- The first woman Clarisse Cremer FRA ('Banque Populaire') in 12th was 800nm behind. ----- The northeast trade winds are unstable with variations in strength and direction and therefore provoking speed differences between the boats. Position changes guaranteed. ----- The race tracker and the reports.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Day 65 - Close up on top

Just four days ago, Yannick Bestaven FRA ('Maître Coq') led the field by more than 400 miles. During the past night UTC, he dropped to 3rd! Charlie Dalin FRA ('Apivia') is the new leader with Thomas Ruyant FRA ('LinkedOut') following 18nm behind, and Bestaven also staying close with a 26nm backlog. Still sensational Damien Seguin FRA ('Groupe Apicil') in 4th (and first Non-Foiler) only 41nm back. ----- The first woman Clarisse Cremer FRA ('Banque Populaire') is 12th 800nm behind. ----- The race tracker and the reports.
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