As far as a sailor, we’ve never known that. On the last day of an 80-day round-the-world trip, Everest of the Seas has still not chosen its winner. As in 2013 and the epic Gabart-Le Cléach ‘duel, victory over the water will be played out at the end of the day in a pocket square between Charlie Dalin, favorite, and Louis Burton. But with the bonus game, the real winner may be in the three skippers behind the leading duo. Follow this final sprint with us.
9 am: Head for the Sands for Dalin! Charlie Dalin stabilized and even slightly widened his lead over his two pursuers. He has set course for the finish line and is moving at 20 knots, slightly faster than Burton.
5 a.m .: Burton comes back strong. Charlie Dalin was still leading the Vendée Globe on Wednesday morning’s score, but his lead was considerably reduced over his immediate pursuers, Boris Herrmann and Louis Burton, in the home stretch.
The positions of the first five boats at 5 o’clock (from bottom to top, Dalin, Hermann, Burton, Rettant, Bestaven) / Vendée Globe
Last night on the bridge. It’s the big day in Les Sables-d’Olonne. Five skippers will cross the line in the next 24 hours. Last night, Charlie Dalin’s lead over Bruno Herrman and Louis Burton was 82 and 123.2 nautical miles.
A real-time mapping allows you to follow the final print. The next check-in will take place at 9 a.m. Then, the leading skippers will be in an updated area every 30 minutes. The very last miles will even be clocked every 5 minutes. Dalin is expected for the hour first, at the very beginning of the evening. The arrival, behind closed doors, will be broadcast on the Vendée Globe Youtube channel.