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Jan 26, 2021,03:05 AM

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Vendée Globe 2020-21

 By: cshimokita : December 2nd, 2020-18:58
At the moment (2-Dec-2020) Charlie Dalin in Apivia is leading by 232.8 nm as they round the Cape of Good Hope Link to current status . ...  

Seems to become an edition with quite some technical problems

 By: dedestexhes : December 2nd, 2020-22:51
1 boat already sunk, yesterday another one hit an ufo. Alex out of the race.... Thx for sharing, Dirk

A bit sad to see Thomson 1,126.4 nm off the pace

 By: cshimokita : December 2nd, 2020-23:54
Back in 16th place at the moment. It seems that his revolutionary designed boat is struggling: closed cockpit, short deck plan, and oversized foils... The last race took around 70 days which could put the first boat across the line around mid-January. Cas... 

Yes, a very eventful race this year!

 By: eklektik : December 3rd, 2020-01:26
Interesting to see that the are bringing high and complex tech (foil) on such a long, enduring and demanding race. They are really pushing the limits! Best, E.

I was gutted when Alex ceased racing. Sad to see Simon's boat take on water.

 By: U3O8 : December 3rd, 2020-05:55
So now I'm following the ladies. Isabelle is racing competitively. Sam has an old boat and is toughing it out., never seem somebody so upbeat in every single video dispatch. What a race. So much respect for all the competitors.

Video: A message from Alex Thomson

 By: cshimokita : December 3rd, 2020-06:25
After incurring damage on November 27 to the starboard rudder of his boat, British sailor Alex Thomson is headed for Cape Town where he will officially retire ( video link ).

Update prior to the New Year weekend...

 By: cshimokita : December 29th, 2020-05:06
As the leaders pass Nemo Point and head toward a weekend at Cape Horn I heard in an update that it's so remote in that part of the world that the closest individuals are on the International Space Station... it's a tight packed group and anyone could take... 

The Vendée Globe update ... finish immanent

 By: cshimokita : January 25th, 2021-14:49
"At 48 hours to the first finisher is expected on the line Wednesday afternoon (27-Jan-2021 UTC) computer modelling from the current weather predictions suggest three solo skippers could finish within four hours of each other." ...  


 By: stere : January 26th, 2021-01:33

The reason for the adjustment after crossing the finish line..

 By: cshimokita : January 26th, 2021-04:43
Regarding the time spent rescuing Kevin Escoffier (PRB), and after evaluating the impact on their race, the Vendée Globe international jury awarded Boris Herrmann (currently in 2nd place) 6 hours of compensation, Yannick Bestaven (currently in 5th place) ... 

For more detailed information on time compensation see the link below

 By: cshimokita : January 26th, 2021-06:48
Link to details and video update

as of 28/01/2021 05:15:00 UTC

 By: cshimokita : January 27th, 2021-21:27
Bad luck for Boris Herrmann and still to watch are the two skippers with compensation time due at finish.... ...