Bestaven lost 160 miles in 18 hours – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

Caught in very light winds off Brazil, Vendée Globe leader Yannick Bestaven (Maitre Coq IV) saw his lead over Charlie Dalin (Apivia) melt between Sunday and Monday. It is only 66 miles away.

It is a difficult moment that the leader of the Vendée Globe, Yannick Bestaven is going through. The skipper of Maitre Coq IV is caught in light winds off Brazil and has lost no less than 160 miles in 18 hours on his runner-up, Charlie Dalin (Apivia), who is only 66 miles away. But Dalin will have to take advantage of this because, in his turn, soon he will find himself in a weak wind.

Behind them, Thomas Rettant (LinkedOut) took third place from Damien Seguin (Groupe Apicil) in the crossover that the two skippers have been engaged in for a few days, but Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée 2), author of a very beautiful “remountada”, is getting closer. “I’m stuck with the rankings, completely addicted, even. I wait for the next ranking like a kid waits for Santa Claus, he explained during a vacation. I look at the positions of others, trying to find out how to get closer to me. I have never experienced this pleasure, especially not four years ago, maybe a little early in the race this year. I count the miles that separate me from Thomas and Damien, I examine their trajectory… It’s exceptional. Behind, only 50 miles separate Benjamin Dutreux (Omia-Water Family), sixth, from Jean Le Cam (Yes We Cam!), Ninth.

Check-in at 9:00 a.m. (French time) – Monday January 11, 2021
1- Yannick Bestaven (FRA / Maître CoQ IV *) 4,798.22 miles from the finish
2- Charlie Dalin (FRA / Apivia *) 66.28 miles behind the leader
3- Thomas Rouillard (FRA / LinkedOut *) at 170.11
4- Damien Seguin (FRA / Apicil Group) at 173.05
5- Louis Burton (FRA / Bureau Vallée 2 *) at 211.88
6- Benjamin Dutreux (FRA / Omia-Water Family) at 326.02
7- Boris Herrmann (SeaExplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco) at 337.22
8- Giancarlo Pedote (ITA / Prysmian Group *) at 355.15
9- Jean Le Cam (FRA / Yes We Cam!) At 376.67
10- Maxime Sorel (FRA / V and B-Mayenne) at 478.25

For participating in the Kevin Escoffier recovery operation, three sailors will benefit from compensation on arrival, which will be reduced by their racing time:

– Jean Le Cam (Yes We Cam!) Will recover 16 hours and 15 minutes
– Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ IV) will recover 10 hours and 15 minutes
– Boris Herrmann (SeaExplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco) will recover 6 hours

Let’s give up:
Nicolas Troussel (FRA / Corum L’Epargne *): dismasting, after 7 days of racing
Alex Thomson (GBR / Hugo Boss *): rudder damage, after 20 days of racing
Kevin Escoffier (FRA / PRB *): waterway, after 22 days of racing
Sébastien Simon (FRA / Arkéa-Paprec *): foil damaged after meeting with a UFO, after 25 days of racing
Samantha Davies (GBR / Initiatives-Cœur *): keel damaged, after 26 days of racing
Fabrice Amedeo (FRA / Newrest – Art et Fenêtres *): computer damage, after 33 days of racing
Isabelle Joschke (FRA-ALL / MACSF): damaged keel, after 62 days of racing

* boat equipped with foils

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