Sébastien Destremau is less than fifty miles from the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne
Friday, March 10, 2017 12:40 PM
Sébastien Destremau is less than fifty miles from the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne. But he is not expected to finish before 1800hrs UTC, as the wind is set to drop away forcing the skipper of TechnoFirst-faceOcean to tack in light airs. He will therefore not be able to enter the harbour today because of the tide and now intends to make his entrance tomorrow from 1200hrs UTC. The final competitor in 8th Vendée Globe can look forward to huge crowds welcoming him.
Sébastien Destremau's progress can now be monitored every six minutes on the tracker as he is within the sixty-mile zone. Destremau is currently sailing in a ten knot SE'ly wind. But this breeze is forecast to ease during the day until there is hardly any wind as he approaches Les Sables d'Olonne. He is now expected to cross the finish this evening and due to the tide will be unable to enter the harbour after 1715hrs UTC. He will therefore spend the night on board and make his entrance into the harbour early tomorrow afternoon.