Vendée Globe Race Update: Saturday 14th January

Sunday, 15 January 2017

With this year’s edition of The Vendée Globe approaching its final days, British sailor Alex Thomson is in second place, 125 nautical miles behind French rival Armel Le Cléac’h.

With 93% of the race complete, Alex is heading towards the Azores and sailing at a speed of 12 knots with 1774 nautical miles standing between him and the race finish at Le Sables d’Olonne.

In the last 24 hours Thomson has tried to sleep as much as he can in preparation for the light winds over the next few days. The wind will then increase from the South East taking the leading pair to the finish in les Sable d’Olonne, France.

If Thomson wins this year’s edition he will be the first Briton to claim victory in this gruelling challenge, a race which to date has been won only by French competitors. 

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 January 2017 )