Soon deliverance. After more than eleven days at sea, the first Imoca, these Vendée Globe monohulls are reaching their goal and the winner is expected during the night from Saturday to Sunday in the bay of Fort-de-France but it is still a little early for the designate. Saturday at midday everything remained possible despite the solid leadership of the duo Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière on For People.
The title holders and their new boat were 80 miles ahead of their first hunter, Paperc Arkéa (Yoann Richomme-Yann Eliès), clocked at 80.4 miles after having attempted, on Friday, a shift only to fall on a seesaw. wind. An attempt which ended in failure with only 312 miles left at midday for the first in class to cross the finish line. For The Planet took the opportunity to fall behind and is now hot on the heels of the provisional runner-up (at 10.4 miles) with Sam Goodchild and Antoine Koch at the helm.
Victory should therefore be decided between these three. You will have to keep an eye on Teamwork.net which chose the risky northern route at the start of the race. A big gamble for the daring Justine Mettraux and Julien Villion who did not choose the highway taken by all the big favorites. Currently 7th, they have the advantage of benefiting from a direct route while their rivals to the south are forced to diverge to reach Martinique. But without a big acceleration (unlikely) in the final hours, the hold on the ranking of the leading trio should be confirmed. The order still remains to be defined…
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