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Video by FRANCE 24

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2008-11-17

France's Loïck Peyron (Gitana-Eighty) who ran the first Vendée Globe in 1989, leads the gruelling race on Sunday in front of Jean Le Cam (VM-Matériaux) and Sébastien Josse (BT) ahead of the Cape Verde and the doldrums.

Loïck Peyron (Gitana Eighty) leads the Vendée Globe race, as reported at 1100 GMT+1 on Sunday, even making a slight advance on other competitors except Jean Le Cam, who is keeping up with him.

Trailing behind, Swiss Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) has started to sail off the Portuguese shores at the Spanish border. Further behind, Canada's Derek Hatfield (Algimouss-Spirit of Canada) just passed in front of Spain's Cape Finisterre.

 

Dee Caffari (Aviva) 8 hours from Madeira (images Vendée Globe)

Vendee Globe standings at 2000GMT Saturday

1. Loïck Peyron (FRA/Gitana-Eighty) at 21,904.0 nautical miles from finish line
  
2. Jean Le Cam (FRA/VM-Matériaux) at 14.5 from leader
  
3. Sébastien Josse (FRA/BT) at 24.8
  
4. Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA/Paprec-Virbac) at 40.8
  
5. Vincent Riou (FRA/PRB) at 52.0
 

The upcoming stage of the race takes in the dodrums, a fearful belt of windless seas between the northern and southern hemispheres.

 

Satellite view of the race (graphics Vendée Globe)

Date created : 2008-11-16

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