Eighteen boats in the Vendée Globe Solo Sailing Race have now rounded Cape Horn and are beginning the climb up the Atlantic. Twenty Six out of 33 starters are still in the race after 65 days of racing.
The leader today is Charlie Dalin on APIVIA and he off the coast of Brazil with 5900 miles to the finish. But the top eight are all within 100 miles of Dalin. So it’s still anybody’s race. The first boat should cross the finish line in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France in about 2 weeks.
Englishwoman Pip Hare passed Cap Horn today after dealing with significant rudder problems on her boat. She is in seventeen place. The amazing Jérémie Beyou on Charal, who started the race 5 days late is in sixteenth but close to moving up to fourteenth. Considering that when he departed France he was 2800 miles behind the leader and 1000 miles behind the last placed boat, he has had an amazing sail being the fastest from Cape of Good Hope to Cape Horn.
Here is Pip Hare rounding Cape Horn.
Here is a link to the tracking map.