Jury decision needed for Vendée Globe

When Kevin Escoffier’s boat folded in half during the Vendée Globe, four skippers assisted in the rescue which began on November 30. Their ranking order that day as of 14:00 was Escoffier (3rd), Jean Le Cam (4th), Yannick Bestaven (6th), Sébastien Simon (7th), and Boris Herrmann (8th).

Since then, the wait continues for the Race Jury to determine the credit for each skipper to reestablish their ranking in the race. While Simon is no longer a dire consideration, having retired on December 4 due to foil damage, the status for the others is more pressing.

On his blog Interesting Sailboats, Paulo Pernão dives into the topic, questioning why Bestaven has not yet been given the lead to the race…

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