Day Seven: The leader Alex Thomson continues forward – 325 nautical miles, northwest of the Cape Verde Islands …..


Earlier today, Hugo Boss skipper – Alex Thomson overtook former veteran Jean Le Cam by an average of two knots faster, making him the only skipper in the race which has sailed more than 380 nautical miles in the last 24 hours.
According to a preliminary meteorological forecast, NEE’ly trade winds up to 20-22 knots are expected in the coming days for Thomson and the boats moving in that direction. HUGO BOSS is expected to appear around the Cape Verde Islands, tomorrow.At the Port Olona pontoon in Les Sables d’Olonne, the technical team of experts works around the clock on board the Charal, the damaged IMOCA of Jérémie Beyou, in order to prepare it for returning in the course. A press conference is scheduled for Monday at 5:00 p.m., local time to announce the decision. Japanese skipper Koji Shiraishi has managed to lower his damaged mainsail on his DMG MORI and is evaluating the options to repair the tear.

Temporary ranking :

1. Alex Thomson – [ HUGO BOSS ] —> 22,486.7 nm miles from the finish
2. Jean Le Cam – [ Yes We Cam! ] —> 42.07 nm from the leader
3. Thomas Ruyant – [ LinedOut ] —> 127.63 nm from the leader
4. Benjamin Dutreux – [ OMIA – WATER FAMILY ] —> 141.57 nm from the leader
5. Kevin Escoffier – [ PRB ] —> 146.55 nm from the leader