He is the one in 3rd place and the one that took the bigger regarding routing and bad weather. It seems that it turned out well, for now, he is just ahead of a big depression with huge winds and "all" he has to do is stay ahead of it, to go like a rocket on the next 24 hours. If he is caught by it he will be subjected to very nasty weather. He needed this boost to win miles over the two that are ahead of him. Look at this "weather" tracker, it is clear what he is trying to do. https://gis.ee/vg/?boat=2I wish him good luck, he is going already faster than the two ahead of him. Big balls anyway. Meanwile Colman, the New Zelander had to sort this one out. LOL:
Unfourtunately the Japonise Kojiro broke the mast and retired. He solved the mess alone and is going to Cape Town without needing help. A pity since Kojiro is not only quite a character as he was one of the best among the semi professionals on this race and putting on a big fight on that groupe, always with a smile on his face.
Portrait de Kojiro Shiraishi / Vendée Globe por VendeeGlobeTV