Sunday, December 18, 2016

Vendee Globe - 42 days out - 22 still racing, Great America IV in 17th place

Weather Analysis Indian Ocean December 17th 2016

The Vendee GlobeTracker  shows the fleet spread out across the Indian Ocean the trailers are approaching western Australia while the leaders are half way across te Pacific. the Pacific.  Leader Armel Le Cleach has 8,800 miles to go.  Brit Alex Thomson trails him by 484 nm.  The two leaders are more than half way across the Pacific. A few weeks ago Thomson lost one of the foils, but has been on a favorable tack.

Making 11 knots at the moment, the sole American entry Rich Wilson is 5,300 miles behind the leader in 17th position.  22 of the 29 starters are still racing.  The others abandoned the race due to equipment failures,
Photo sent from the boat La Fabrique, on December 16th, 2016 - Photo Alan RouraPhoto envoyée depuis le bateau La Fabrique le 16 Décembre 2016 - Photo Alan Roura