At 0500hrs this morning, Alex Thomson was 18,5 miles from the finish sailing at around ten knots in a 15-knot easterly wind.
At 0400, the British skipper on Hugo Boss had not yet passed the isle of Yeu to his NE. Hugo Boss is due to finish in second place in the eighth Vendée Globe at around 0700hrs. He will enter the harbour in les Sables d’Olonne at 0800hrs UTC. Tide conditions mean he will be able to enter the harbour until 1300hrs UTC.