Vendée Globe 2020

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  1. Dolfiman
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    Now in the trade news for the leaders, time for pure speed /champagne sailing , a priori for foilers to make a definitive difference, if at 100% of their capacity : Bureau Vallée and Seaexplorer seem in this case, uncertainties for Apivia and Linkedout on this long starboard tack due to the weakness/shortness of their port foil. Occitane also in the root of the south trade winds, can come back on some non foilers.
    Cartographie - Vendée Globe https://www.vendeeglobe.org/fr/cartographie
     
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    The leaders, always grouped within a few dozen of nautic miles, are or were dealing with the Doldrums hazards, some very slow during the last 4 hours and/or hesitating on their positioning. Next, 3-4 days of speed in the North trade winds, the suspens remains total :
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    Tracking : Cartographie - Vendée Globe (vendeeglobe.org)
     
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    I checked this morning's update and while it remains close among the first ten boats I was surprised to see that Miranda Merron was facing backwards and sailing very slowly.No news of any mishap and lets hope nothing is occurring that will add to the list of retirements.
     
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    Its looking likely that Apivia will be the first boat to reach the finish.My feeling is that the allowance Borris Hermann has available might just tip the result his way and if the wind picks up,Yannick Bestaven is still in the picture.What a race!
     
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    When the distance is less than 200 NM, tracking updated every 30 mn, when the distance is less than 60 NM, tracking updated every 5 mn. ETA currently : Charlie Dalin (Apivia) at > ~ 18h30 (French hour) on the line ; Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée 2) & Boris Herrmann (SeaExplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco) at > ~ 22h30 ; Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) et Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ IV) in the night at > ~ 3h00.
    Cartographie - Vendée Globe (vendeeglobe.org)
    The live coverage of the finishes can be followed in English on the Vendée Globe website and the race’s official social media channels, Facebook, Dailymotion and Youtube, with English commentary from Alec Wilkinson, Dee Caffari and Will Harris for the top five. List of international TV channels :
    News - Where to follow the finishes in English - Vendée Globe - En (vendeeglobe.org)
     
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