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Peyron still leads Vendee fleet, while Le Cam slips to 10th place

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2008-11-21

Maintaining the lead he earned six days ago, Loick Peyron (Gitana Eighty) took charge of the Vendee Globe pack this morning in front of Sebastien Josse (BT). Jean Le Cam, in front for a few hours, slipped to 10th when his automatic pilot broke down.

At 5am on the eighth day of the Vendee Globe, Loïck Peyron (Gitana Eighty) was leading the race in front of Sebastien Josse (BT) and Jean-Pierre Dick (Paprec-Vibrac2).

 

After being slowed on Wednesday lunchtime, before finding a little more speed during the night, the leaders are entering a new zone of light winds this morning. Now the sailors ahead of the pack are about to benefit from the first winds after hours of mild and impredictable winds, the Doldrums.


Jean Le cam (VM-Matérieaux), who led the race for a day, has slipped to 10th, losing 80 nautical miles on the leader after he spent Tuesday night repairing his automatic pilot.



 

Sébastien Josse (BT) amid silence, among dolphins (Vendée Globe images)

 

 

Dee Caffari on board of Aviva (Vendée Globe images)

Date created : 2008-11-20

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