Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) finds himself behind Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire), who sailed past and took the lead in the Vendée Globe. The Welshman was 2.5 miles behind the Breton. Behind, Jean-Pierre Dick (Saint-Michel-Virbac) lost almost 8 hours of having taken a prohibited area.
While on Friday at 10 pm Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) had a 19 miles lead ahead of Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire), the Welshman is no longer the leader since the Breton happened before and now has an advance of 2.5 miles.
Behind, Sébastien Josse ( Edmond de Rothschild ) continues to close the gap and is now less than 500 miles from the head as he was nearly 800 miles behind a few days ago. Paul Meilhat (SMA) and Jérémie Beyou (Maître Coq) continue to follow with 20 miles behind them.
Dick lost a lot of time
For his part, Jean-Pierre Dick ( Saint-Michel-Virbac) has lost a lot of time, because the skipper had to turn back due to his fault . The browser has indeed sailed in a prohibited area and had to turn back to its point of entry. Loss estimated time for almost eight hours.
Finally, Yann Elies (Quéguiner – Leukemia Hope), Had to slow his pace to avoid a tropical depression. The skipper changed course to pass this coming depression Madagascar.