Vendee Globe - 1330 - 21/12/00

Mark Chisnell reports as the pack continue to close down the leaders

Thursday December 21st 2000, Author: Mark Chisnell, Location: United Kingdom
Weather at 0230, 23/12/00Looking ahead to Saturday morning (left), we can see how that low pressure system is forecast to drop south, and combine with the two centres behind it to set up some great westerly conditions for the whole fleet into the weekend.

At the moment it's not forecast to move much further east than the position shown here, which means that Coville and MacArthur may well be able to hang onto the gains that they have made in the last couple of days - at least through to the end of the weekend ...
Click for new window with link to Virtual SpectatorMap images courtesy of Virtual Spectator, click here to go to the VS site.

Please note that two different methods of calculating the Distance to Finish are being used, one by Virtual Spectator and one by the Vendee Globe Race Office, we will try to always make it clear which we are using!

Link to the madforsailing form guide.

Rankings (0500 GMT except where stated, Thursday 21/12, with Distances to Finish from Race Office)

1 PRB (Desjoyeaux) 47.4S 119.1E 13037 nm
2 SILL Matines La Potagère (Jourdain) (at 04:02 GMT) 49.1S 115.4E +55 nm
3 Sodebo (Coville) 50.5S 107E +301 nm
4 Kingfisher (MacArthur) 50.5S 105.3E +354 nm
5 Active Wear (Thiercelin) 49.3S 104.2E +431 nm
6 Solidaires (Dubois) 50.3S 101.2E +501 nm
7 Union Bancaire Privée (Wavre) 49.1S 98.4E +633 nm
8 Aquitaine Innovations (Parlier) 48.5S 98.1E +655 nm
9 Whirlpool (Chabaud) 46.6S 99.4E +665 nm
10 EBP EspritPME Gartmore (Hall) 45.4S 94E +905 nm
11 (Gallay) (at 03:00 GMT) 46.4S 86.5E +1095 nm
12 VM Matériaux (Carpentier) (at 01:00 GMT) 47.3S 85.3E +1106 nm

Other British
15 Team Group 4 (Golding) 46.4S 52.4S +2433 nm

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