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Crossing the line: Jean Pierre Dick Loses Eight Hours After Entering Exclusion Zone

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Jean Pierre Dick
Jean Pierre Dick

Crossing the line: Jean Pierre Dick Loses Eight Hours After Entering Exclusion Zone

 

Jean Pierre Dick gave up eight hours of hard earned miles last night after he unknowingly slipped south into the Antarctic Exclusion Zone yesterday evening, the prohibited area which is defined by race direction to reduce the risk of Vendée Globe skippers encountering drifting ice. It appears that the skipper of StMichel-Virbac had not updated the position of the ‘ice wall' following an update several days ago, required because of ice floating around the Kerguelen Islands.