21 November 2016

Vendee Globe Video Update: Thomson's Lead Narrows Due to Collision

D15 : Daily summary / Vendée Globe

Video above published Nov 20, 2016: The summary of this 15th day of race.

Data revealed today from Vendee Globe HQ shows that Thomson, the sole Briton in the singlehanded round the world race, had sailed 535.34 nautical miles when the starboard foil of Hugo Boss was ripped off by a submerged object yesterday: "The distance sailed by Thomson is actually greater than that set by reigning Vendee Globe champion and current record holder François Gabart, who notched up 534.48 nautical miles in the 2012/13 edition of the race. However the official rules of the record state it must be broken by one whole mile in order to be recognised – and Thomson's distance falls short of that by just 259 metres." -- Thomson and Gabart are now tied for the record.

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