Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) still leads the Vendée Globe fleet. After conceding a few miles on Saturday, the Finistérien is still ahead of Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss). At 9 am, he is 159 miles ahead of the Welshman.
Armel Le Cléac’h ( Banque Populaire ) will arrive at the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne in 11 days, or should do if you do the mathematics? This will depend on the passage of the Pot-au-Noir. Meanwhile, the Finistérien is still comfortably in the lead of the Vendée Globe. At 9am this Monday morning, he is 159 miles ahead of Alex Thomson ( Hugo Boss ). The Welshman had yet gained back fifteen miles in the day but the Jackal seems to have hit favorable winds.
This advance could further inflate because the Welshman will have to draw a port tack tack towards the anticyclone of St. Helena, an edge where he no longer has his foil-drift … Behind Beyou is still a solid third at 870 miles behind the leading duo with over 600 miles ahead of Jean-Pierre Dick in fourth place.
For their part, Yann Elies and Jean Le Cam will leave more. almost inseparable sail edge-to-edge, the two Breton sailors who have almost all the champagne for the New Year were separated by just fifteen miles at 9am.
The hole is made on the implementation of the peloton led by Louis Burton ( Bureau Vallée ) that points to 3.056 miles from Le Cléac’h but has over 1000 miles ahead of the eighth, Nador Fa ( Spirit of Hungary ). A big depression shows its face to the south of New Zealand. Note that the Irish skipper, Enda O’Coineen whose boat was damaged with the mast on Sunday, officially abandoned.