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.

Barrie Martin, 15.12.2020 | More from Barrie Martin’s blog

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