Solo world sailor Boris Herrmann has in the Vendée, the third and last Cape of the Globe happens in front of the Atlantic the final sprint: The Hamburger crossed the longitude of Cape horn early Tuesday morning at 3.27 PM local time after 57 days, 13 hours and 7 minutes at sea. Could not see the current tenth – placed Skipper of the “Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco” Cape horn but contrary to his hopes, but.
In stormy conditions, with 30 to 40 knots strong winds Herrmann Cape horn came in his fifth, but the first Solo Passage only, of up to 40 nautical miles close to. Here, the first German Vendée Globe had to fight shock-participants with technical to. First had been the day before, be Generator. The after a feverish search found the broken cable, he was able to repair quickly. In addition, a tear in the mainsail forced him to pass Cape horn just under a small Headsail and with less boat speed. Here, Herrmann slipped back to tenth place. “That hurts. It’s very, very hurt. But I’m going to give up the fight never,” said Herrmann.
The leading Vendée Globe group is headed in the final Atlantic third of the race by Frenchman Yannick best Aven (“Maître Coq IV”) in front of his country people Charlie Dalin (“Apivia”) and Thomas Ruyant (“LinkedOut”). Herrmann will start his fightback with just under 800 miles behind the leader. The fastest boats will be at the end of January in the Start and finish port of Le Sables-d’olonne expected.