Sam Davies Alex Thompson Vendée Globe Race Update 15/12/2020

Initiatives-Coeur and Sam Davies stop at Cape Town for keel damage assessment

As the leaders in the Vendée Globe Race 2020/21 reach the half way stage there is a change of lead as Charlie Dalin in Apivia suffers damage to the port foil of his ultra modern 60ft Imoca Class yacht. Sam Davies in Innitiatives-Coeur is back on the Race Course sailing to save kids. Yannick Bestaven in Maitre Coq IV climbs the mast with some tape to make a sail repair and records his handiwork on a short video. Alex Thompson is now back in the UK and will be with his family for Christmas. There have been 6 retirements so far out of the 33 starters and never before have 5 competitors been within 2 miles of each other at this stage of a round the world race.

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Faruk Gunlu, General Manager for Teos Marina, Izmir was appointed HPO in March, just before lockdown due to the virus, but when everything opens up again, he looks forward to welcoming LSC members with a 40% discount during October-April for a minimum of 90 days.  Please contact him in advance.

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