Dick takes lead in Vendee Globe

Jean-Pierre Dick has reaped the benefits of a more northerly course through the Southern Ocean.  Behind him, Robert Jourdain leads a very tight pack.

From vendeeglobe.org:

With his 2004 Lombard design, ‘Bilou’ Jourdain has again proven one of the quickest, hardest driving and smartest sailors in the south, and presently is at the head of a fast moving trio of like minded, hard bitten very experienced Southern Ocean diehards who are less than 10 miles apart. Hotly pursuing him, Jourdain has Loick Peyron (Gitana Eighty) on his port quarter – just 4.8 miles to his NW – and Mike Golding (Ecover 3) on his starboard quarter – just 9.4 miles behind on the other side.

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By Ocean Navigator