Offshore

Starting at Beauty Point on the December 27, 2020, the race will be celebrating its 14th birthday as the fleet sails the 285 nautical mile race along the rugged northern and eastern coastline of Tasmania.

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The race, which has been immensely popular with the Hobart fleet, saw an average of 40 boats competing throughout the event.

With the fourth leg cancelled before starting on Saturday night due to the complete absence of wind, Le Cléac’h’s winning margin was 10 minutes and 43 seconds over Fred Duthil.

On November 8 in Les Sables d'Olonne, on France’s Vendée coast 33 solo sailors are due to take the start.

The combined effects of very light winds, tidal currents and the multiple transition zones allowed many skippers to make big recoveries from deep in the fleet.

Racing through the strong currents off Ushant on the north west corner of Brittany with only very, very light winds, Sam Goodchild continues to hold his own as he matches Eliès.

The new course is 90 miles (or 15%) longer, making it 695 miles, based on the shortest route.

Goodchild has sailed an outstanding leg so far, fast in all conditions, focused and making assured, relatively low risk moves.

After Charal totally dominated the event last year, this 2020 edition raced in summer-like conditions, showed that the fleet are getting closer and closer together in terms of racing at the highest level.

The Hobart to Kettering Race, with the Cruising Division starting at 4pm and Racing Divisions starting at Castray Esplanade at 7.30pm on Friday 18 September, is the opening race.

Racing in very light and variable easterly winds, progress this Sunday afternoon has been as slow for the 33 solo skippers

The 43-year-old winner of the last Vendée Globe took 2 days 5 hours 20 minutes and 34 seconds to claim the seventh stage victory of his La Solitaire career, one which now spans 20 years and two overall victories in 2010 and 2013.

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Prepared to hold further to the east, to leeward of his rivals on last night’s beat from the north Brittany coast 100 miles to Eddystone Lighthouse, Le Cléac’h’s slightly gutsy move was rewarded with a small jump on the pack.

The 404 nautical miles stage takes the 35 strong field of solo sailors east to Dunkirk, a new destination port for the multi stage solo offshore race which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.