Louis Burton, aboard Bureau Vallée 2 -

Vincent Olivaud

The Vendée Globe is still as undecided in the lead of the race, as all of the title candidates have started their climb up the Atlantic after having moved into the northern hemisphere this weekend.

We take stock.

The classification at 9 a.m.

1. Charlie Dalin, Apivia

2. Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée 2), 41.1 miles

3. Thomas Rouillard (LinkedOut), 102.4 miles

4. Damien Seguin (APICIL Group), 115.6 miles

5. Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ IV), 138 miles behind

The Doldrums less decisive than expected

It seems that nothing will allow a competitor in this totally crazy 2020 edition of the Vendée Globe to soar to victory anytime soon.

Indeed, while the leading sailors attacked the last big difficulty, the Doldrums, this unstable meteorological zone from the west along the Brazilian coast, it was thought that a final skimming was still possible.

If Charlie Dalin has regained a little lead over Louis Burton, it is the latter who came out first of the Doldrums.

On arrival, nothing is yet decided for the final victory.

Destremau returns to dry land

This is the end of the trip to Destremau.

Victims of an incalculable number of glitches of all kinds in the past few weeks, Sébastien Destremau (Thank you) finally decided on Saturday to throw in the towel and pull over to the side.

In his jargon, he prefers to say that he has "retired" rather than to use the word "abandonment" which, it is true, is not very flattering for a skipper who has endured so much. galleys at sea. The native of Plancoët arrived safely in Christchurch, New Zealand, on the night of Sunday to Monday.

Out of the 33 skippers entered, they are eight at the moment to have given up… Uh to have withdrawn, sorry.


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