Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

Migrants: Austria building fence on border with Italy

Read more

ENCORE!

'Luminous Discontent': Robert Longo’s monochrome vision

Read more

EUROPE NOW

Finland: Migrants and money (part 2)

Read more

EUROPE NOW

Finland: Migrants and money (part 1)

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Champions! Leicester City win Premier League title

Read more

REPORTERS

The vicious cycle of student debt in the US

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Parliament set to be 'Up All Night' debating El Khomri labour reform

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Frustration as Brazil shuts down Whatsapp for 72 hours

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Cyndi Lauper, Keith Urban and Drake

Read more

Loïck Peyron overtakes Le Cam

Video by FRANCE 24

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2008-11-20

Loick Peyron (Gitana-Eighty) slipped behind fellow Frenchmen Jean Le Cam (VM-Matériaux) for less than 24 hours before reclaiming the leadership of the race.

Loïck Peyron's strategy to follow a western route finally paid off. The French skipper undertook three or four gybes through the night, starting just 10 miles north of Sao Nicolao, then sailed for just over an hour back to the west before gybing again to make a 20-mile leg through to the west of Sao Nicolau.

The manoeuvre worked remarkably well and Jean Le Cam (VM-Matériaux), the previous leader, followed by Sébastien Josse (BT) are now just over 24 nautical miles behind Loïck Peyron (Gitana-Eighty). They are now pushing their boats westward toward Peyron's route.

 

 

Samantha Davies on board of Roxy (images Vendée Globe)

Satellite view of the race on Nov. 17 (graphics Vendée Globe)

Date created : 2008-11-17

COMMENT(S)