She lives alternately in Lorient and St. Malo, where she is the project manager for the multihull project Défí Voile Solidaires en Peloton and in her free time she enjoys drawing comics that have long moved the Vendée Globe world. The latest masterpiece by Astrid van den Hoven (to be found on Facebook under "Astrid VDH") shows Boris Herrmann in a good position in the middle of the top group. The text of the bill: "While Charlie and Apivida make sure that Louis works hard in the office, Yannick stole his way on Maître Coq, Thomas on LinkedOut tries to get back in line and Damien leads the race with the hand of a master, explores German quality with Boris all possibilities and joins the fleet manager like a prince. " Nice observed.
Astrid van den Hoven drew this comic at the start of the race with reference to the class in which future Vendée Globe heroes initially work their way up
With third place at the end of the 69th day at sea with an intact boat and strong foils, "Prinz Herrmann" has achieved a position that gives him at least a promising prospect of the throne. Not to forget the six-hour time credit, which he can deduct from his sailed time at the finish and which could definitely play an important role in the narrow intervals.
Armel Tripons (11th) sent this longing picture from See
On Saturday morning, Charlie Dalin continued to lead the fast passage of the leading group on "Apivia" a little west of the Brazilian archipelago Fernando de Noronhvor Louis Burton ("Bureau Vallée 2") and Boris Herrmann's "Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco". The top three sailed at top speeds of more than 20 knots on the course of the equator, which they will cross over the next 24 hours. Herrmann had pushed his deficit to Charlie Dalin to 50 nautical miles. And the 39-year-old continues to apply pressure. "I'm fine and I'm paying all my attention to the ship. You know me: I always worry when there is cause for concern. But at the same time, now is the time to use the ship's potential. I'll do that. But I won't push beyond the limit either."
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Another 40 nautical miles behind Herrmann, who repeatedly reached speeds beyond 22 knots around noon on Saturday, Thomas Ruyant ("LinkedOut") fought to catch up with the leading trio. Just like Damien Seguin on "Groupe Apicil" ten nautical miles behind him, who continues to act brilliantly without foils, while the old "King" Jean Le Cam has now dropped to ninth place, almost 300 nautical miles behind. Jérémie Beyou's ongoing race to catch up remains remarkable. He chased the field nine days late after the start due to a breakage and lightning repairs and has now moved up to 14th place. In the meantime, he is still a good 700 nautical miles separating him from the front midfield and its "taillight" Romain Attanasio, who is currently in 13th place since a fall with broken ribs behind "Banque Populaire X" skipper Clarisse Crémer.
Spoken with each other live on the Vendée Globe TV show: Boris Herrmann and 49erFX European Champion Susann "Sanni" Beucke from the German Sailing Team, who also sailed with Herrmann on his Imoca yacht
The Vendée Globe organizers had already broadcast their daily television program with a German focus on Friday. Guests were Boris Herrmann's confident team manager Holly Cova, TP52 world champion Harm Müller-Spreer and 49erFX European champion Susann "Sanni" Beucke from the German Sailing Team, who had qualified for the Olympic Games with helmswoman TinLutz last year and on behalf of many Germans Segler and Herrmann fans said: "We are extremely proud of you and what you do. You are a great role model. You show all sailors in Germany what is possible if you believe in your dreams."
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