Alex Thomson at the top of the table, followed by Thomas...

The classification of the Vendée Globe 2020-2021 was as tight as ever, at 10 p.m. on Friday 20 November. Alex Thomson is just ahead of Thomas Rettant. Discover the position of the boats on the cartography and all the live news.

Vendée Globe: the news of the day

  • The mano a mano continues at the head of the Vendée Globe: Alex Thomson and his boat Hugo Boss had 6.89 nautical miles ahead of Thomas Rouillard (LinkedOut) on Friday at 10 p.m. Classification
  • After almost twelve days of racing, more than half of the participants have now crossed the Equator and landed in the Southern Hemisphere. The positions on the cartography
  • Behind, other boats are struggling in the Doldrums (a fairly unstable intertropical convergence zone), like Stéphane Le Diraison, who said Thursday night: “I suspect the Doldrums are closing in on me. not having the chance of the first ones, I still see myself stuck there for about fifteen hours “. Live news

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23:01 – News from Fabrice Amedeo

END OF THE LIVE – Fabrice Amedeo (Newrest Arts et Fenêtres) spoke to France Bleu Mayenne, this Friday, November 20, sailing 400 km from the coast of Cape Verde. “It’s going well, I’m in the Trade Winds, the start was very invigorating, but now it’s calming down a bit, it’s starting to be nice slips, it’s pleasant”, he said in particular, after eleven race days. And to continue: “I see a very beautiful starry sky, with a small crescent moon, but the day is rather monotonous, I caught flying fish last night, but otherwise I do not see other marine animals . “

22:32 – Charlie Dalin gives himself a small toilet

In the southern hemisphere, Charlie Dalin (Apivia) who is in third position in the ranking, took the opportunity to take a shower, as he shared on his Twitter account. A boon for the skipper, since the conditions are not always optimal to do so.

22:04 – What ranking at 22h?

At 10 p.m., the leading trio remains unchanged. Thomas Rouillard, who is still the first pursuer of Alex Thomson and his boat Hugo Boss, is only 6.89 nm (nautical miles) from him. In third position, Charlie Dalin (Apivia), is 57.65 nautical miles from the leader.

19:48 – Alan Roura in the Southern Hemisphere

An 18th participant crossed the Equator on Friday. This is the Spaniard Alan Roura (27), who is competing on his boat La Fabrique, his second Vendée Globe. He finished in 12th place in the standings four years ago.

18:05 – The classification at 6 p.m., the leading trio made the hole

Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) has a reduced margin over Thomas Rettant (LinkedOut), his first pursuer, pointed at 13 nautical miles, but still leading the Vendée fleet at the start of the evening. The leading trio, completed by Charlie Dalin (Apivia) widened the gap with the rest of the fleet, led by Jean le Cam (Yes We Cam), Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée 2) and Kevin Escoffier (PRB).

17:14 – Didac Costa (One Planet One Ocean): “I give everything”

The Spanish skipper, who occupies 20th place in the standings this Friday, confided in this morning about his start to the Vendée Globe and how he is looking at the next few days of racing: “I’m fine even though I admit being a a little tired because the first eleven days were intense and the fact of having waited months to be able to leave again, it is also hard on the psychological level. But I am happy because everything is going well and the boat is moving perfectly (.. .) This start was a bit abrupt since because I didn’t have the opportunity to sail a lot this year, I just completed the qualification and the delivery to Les Sables d’Olonne. This first week of racing was sustained because the weather was very variable, but I’m giving everything (…) The objective for the next few days is to find how to get through the Doldrums in the simplest possible way. It’s complicated to know that in this area , but I hope to pass it quickly “.

15:09 – Alex Thomson still on the heels of Thomas Rettant

The Vendée Globe classification is still close at the head of the race. At the 3 p.m. score this Friday, November 20, Alex Thomson is ahead of Thomas Roût by less than 13 nm. Charlie Dalin follows 50 nm behind the British skipper and is still quite well ahead of Jean le Cam, Louis Burton and Kevin Escoffier. Note also that Romain Attanasio and Clarisse Crémer have in turn crossed the Equator:

Vendée Globe 2020-2021: useful information

Here is the Vendée Globe ranking at 10 p.m., Friday November 20, 2020:

  1. Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss)
  2. Thomas Rouillard (LinkedOut), at 6.89 nm (nautical miles)
  3. Charlie Dalin (Apivia), at 57.65 nm (nautical miles). The full ranking on the official website

Each day, the race management proposes a classification at 5 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Remember that the originality of the Vendée Globe lies in the fact that it is a round-the-world sailing tour solo, non-stop and without assistance. In other words, none of the participants can embark another person on their boat, except in an emergency (but the competitor rescued then leaves the classification). Navigators cannot set foot on land either, but in the event of a problem, they can return to Les Sables d’Olonne (Vendée) and cross the starting line again, all within a limit of ten days after the start. Finally, it is impossible to benefit from any medical or technical assistance. Where applicable, the browser is also downgraded.

Follow the positions of the skippers and their boats live, throughout this Vendée Globe, thanks to the race mapping:

The Vendée Globe route corresponds to a round the world trip from west to east. The start is given from the bay of Sables d’Olonne then the competitors descend the Atlantic Ocean from north to south, leaving, on port side, the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin, Cape Horn, and, on starboard, the Antarctic continent. Then, the participants go up the Atlantic from south to north and the finish is also judged in the bay of Sables d’Olonne. In total, the theoretical course is equivalent to 24,394 miles, which corresponds to approximately 39,250 kilometers.

To validate their registration for this ninth edition of the Vendée Globe, participants had to submit an application no later than November 1, 2019 and then validate their qualification (obtained by the skippers having completed one of the following races: the previous Vendée Globe, the Route du Rhum 2018, the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019, The Transat 2020, New York Vendée 2020). They are finally 33 to have taken the start of the race:

  • Fabrice Amedeo (Newrest – Art & Windows)
  • Romain Attanasio (Pure)
  • Jéremie Beyou (Charal)
  • Arnaud Boissières (La Mie Caline – Artisans Artipôle)
  • Samantha Davies (Initiatives-Cœur)
  • Jean Le Cam (Yes We Cam)
  • Miranda Merron (Campaign of France)
  • Maxime Sorel (V and B – Mayenne)
  • Pip Hare (Medallia)
  • Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian Group)
  • Yannick Bestaven (Master Rooster)
  • Charlie Dalin (APIVIA)
  • Clarisse Crémer (Banque Populaire)
  • Kevin Escoffier (PRB)
  • Thomas Ruyant (Advens for Cybersecurity)
  • Benjamin Dutreux (Water Family)
  • Alexia Barrier (4 My Planet)
  • Louis Burton (Office Valley 2)
  • Didac Costa
  • Manuel Cousin (Sétin Group)
  • Sébastien Destremeau (FaceOcean)
  • Clement Giraud (Flight)
  • Boris Hermann (Maliza II – Yacht Club de Monaco)
  • Ari Huusela (Ariel 2)
  • Isabelle Joschke (MACSF)
  • Stéphane Le Diraison (Time For Oceans)
  • Alan Roura (The Factory)
  • Damien Seguin (Apicil Group)
  • Kojiro Shiraishi (DMG Mori)
  • Sébastien Simon (Arkea Paprec)
  • Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss)
  • Armel Tripon (L’Occitane en Provence)
  • Nicolas Troussel (Corum l’Epargne)

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