Didac Costa, the only Spaniard (Catalan) skipper in the race, finally gets underway. News – Didac Costa back in the race – Vendée Globe 2016-2017
Didac Costa, who suffered water damage shortly after the start of the Vendée Globe on Sunday, was forced to return to Les Sables d’Olonne. Having now repaired the damage to the electrical system on his One Planet One Ocean, he set sail again today at 1140hrs UTC crossing the line between the Nouch S buoy and a GPS point. He is 1134 miles from the leader and 770 miles from his nearest rival, Sébastien Destremau.
1000 miles and 5 days may sound like a tremendous disadvantage, but over the course of 3 months and 22,000 to 25,000 miles isn’t that much.