01 December 2020 - 07:31 • 15390 views

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While Jean Le Cam was involved in the rescue of Kevin Escoffier 840 miles to the southwest of South Africa Vendée Globe leader Charlie Dalin passed the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope on Monday at 2311hrs UTC after 22d 9hrs 51mins since the start in Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday 8th November

Kevin Escoffier (PRB) is doing well: he is now on board Yes We Cam! (since 0118hrs UTC this and the two sailors have been in contact with Race HQ in Les Sables d'Olonne together.

The three other IMOCA monohulls which had diverted to provide assistance, Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ IV), Boris Herrmann (SeaExplorer-YC of Monaco) and Sébastien Simon (ARKEA PAPREC) have now resumed racing to cross the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope and onwards towards the Kerguelen Islands.

The International Jury will evaluate the events which have unfolded over Monday and Tuesday morning.