The following press release was issued today:
After 60 days at sea, Pieter Heerema aboard No Way Back has just passed the halfway mark of the Vendée Globe. A strategic point for the Dutch navigator who is participating for the first time in this solo, non-stop and unassisted sailing race around the world. As many of his competitors, Pieter Heerema has experienced many technical issues over the past two months aboard his latest generation Imoca including a recurring autopilot problem. Also, he has had to face difficult and complicated weather conditions. Currently 17th in the provisional general ranking but motivated by the Dutch enthusiasm that his challenge arises, Pieter continues his race with the same objective he had on departure: to full bring this round the world sailing race.