Dinelli and Sedlacek making good speeds

The Vendée Globe around-the-world yacht race should be all over by next week. The last two skippers competing in the race, Raphael Dinelli of France, sailing Fondation Océan Vital, and the Austrian Norbert Sedlacek, aboard Nauticsport-Kapsch, continue to make good average speeds and are expected to cross the finishing line this weekend.

Dinelli, who suffered a broken boom at the beginning of the month, will be the only skipper to successfully complete this Vendée Globe as well as the previous race. He has been making more than nine knots and had less than 370 miles to the finish. Sedlacek who is on course to become the first Austrian to sail solo non-stop around the world, is making more than 10 knots and sailed more than 250 miles in the past 24 hours. He had 771 miles to sail to Les Sables d’Olonne and said he expects to be in on Sunday.