Vendée Globe: Thomson Stretches Lead:
(November 23, 2016; Day 18) – The British skipper Alex Thomson is still leading the Vendée Globe as the leaders prepare to enter the Indian Ocean on Friday morning after nineteen days of racing. Thomson again had the greatest haul in the fleet, covering 483 nm in the past 24 hours, to increase his lead.
Overall, the frontrunners had an incredible route down through the Atlantic, but the situation is changing with areas of high pressure forming from Brazil to South Africa and with the 26 sailors still in the race seeing their speeds yo-yo up and down depending on the local weather situation.
In the long procession down the Atlantic, which has seen many splits develop o…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Vendée Globe: Thomson Stretches Lead, Editor
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