The different categories of sailboats now take different routes.

If the first Ultim entered the Doldrums, the Ocean Fifty and the Imocas crossed Cape Verde, while the Class 40 sailed along the Portuguese and Moroccan coasts before heading directly to Martinique.

In the Ultims category, more than 700 miles now separate the leaders of the 5th and last in the category, Sodebo Ultim 3 of Thomas Coville and Thomas Rouxel who were forced to a technical stopover in Madeira, after a shock Thursday with a floating object not identified.

In Class 40, it is less than a nautical mile that separates the first, Redman, helmed by Antoine Carpentier and Pablo Santurde del Arco, from the second, Banque du Leman, of Valentin Gautier and Simon Koster.

Of the 79 boats at the start, a week ago, 77 are still in the race after the retirement of two boats in the Imoca category.

Rankings Sunday at 1:00 p.m. GMT (2:00 p.m. Paris time):

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Class 40 (12.20 m)

1. Redman (FRA) 3,128.6 miles from the finish

(Antoine Carpentier, Pablo Santurde Del Arco)

2. Banque du Léman (SUI) 0.9 miles from the first

(Valentin Gautier, Simon Koster)

3. Edenred (FRA) 3.8

(Emmanuel Le Roch, Pierre Quiroga)

4. La Manche #EvidenceNautique (FRA) 10.5

(Nicolas Jossier, Alexis Loison)

5. Lamotte Creation Module (FRA) 12.6

(Luke Berry, Achille Nebout)

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Imoca (18.28 m)

1. Apivia (FRA) 3,875.9 miles from the finish

(Charlie Dalin, Paul Meilhat)

2. Charal (FRA) 11.1 miles behind the leader

(Jérémie Beyou, Christopher Pratt)

3. LinkedOut (FRA) 13.6

(Thomas Rouillard, Morgan Lagravière)

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Ocean Fifty (15m)

1. Primonial (FRA) 3.417.0 miles from the finish

(Sébastien Rogues, Matthieu Souben)

2. Solidaires En Peloton (FRA) 102.7 miles behind the leader

(Thibaut Vauchel-Camus, Frédéric Duthil)

3. Koesio (FRA) 110.2

(Erwan Le Roux, Xavier Macaire)

4.LEYTON (GBR) 121.0

(Sam Goodchild, Aymeric Chappellier)

5.GCA Group - 1001 Smiles (FRA) 139.2

(Gilles Lamiré, Yvan Bourgnon)

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Ultim (30m)

1. Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (FRA) 4.946.9 miles from the finish

(Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier)

2. SVR-Lazartigue (FRA) 222.3 miles behind the leader

(François Gabart, Tom Laperche)

3. Banque Populaire XI (FRA) 350.2

(Armel Le Cléac'h, Kevin Escoffier)

4. Actual Ultim 3 (FRA) 395.1

(Yves le Blévec, Anthony Marchand)

5. Sodebo ultim 3 (FRA) 720.2

(Thomas Coville, Thomas Rouxel)

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© 2021 AFP

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