Vendée Globe. Alex Thomson and Armel Le Cléac’h stand 17 Miles Apart

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Alex Thomson and Armel Le Cléac'h stand by 17miles at the head of the Vendée Globe race. The Welshman maintains his lead over the Breton.

Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) is still leading the Vendée Globe and maintains his lead on Sunday. At the last count, he and Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) stood at 17miles apart. Sébastien Josse (Edmond de Rothschild) is still third.

If their pace has slowed somewhat due to weak wind, Alex Thomson ( Hugo Boss ) and Armel Le Cléac’h ( Banque Populaire ) are still arguing for the head of the Vendée Globe. The Welshman has maintained its lead on the Breton. Both skippers are being held by 17 miles after a crossover during the day Saturday. Sébastien Josse ( Edmond de Rothschild ) is still behind, more than 300 miles to the boat Paul Meilhat ( SMA ) and Jérémie Beyou ( Coq Master ), who just entered the Indian Ocean. 

These also spin at speed, with an average of 19 knots. What catching the two leaders? Not safe, even if the wind is capricious for the Welsh and French. Yann Elies should be the next skipper to enter the Indian Ocean, is now only 200 miles from the “fictitious” line. For the rest of the race, Jean Le Cam ( Finistère Sea Wind ), Thomas Ruyant ( Breath for the North ) and Jean-Pierre Dick ( StMichel-Virbac ) were “trapped” by the Argentine depression and had to dive to the South East.

The peloton is not the end of his troubles with the vagaries of the weather, as the anticyclone of St. Helena is reformed into effect by the West will come and cover the pack of ten skippers. A group thus explodes, where 300 miles difference was observed between the leader of this squad, Louis Burton ( Bureau Vallée ), who spoke about the weather that night , and Eric Bellion (CommeUnSeulHomme ).

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