Armel Le Cléac’h is still leading the Vendée Globe on Monday night. The skipper of Banque Populaire boat is 507 miles ahead of Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) at 9 am Tuesday.
After slowing down, this morning he picks up speed. Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) still dominates the Vendée Globe. The Banque Populaire skipper emerging from a volatile area and will benefit from fresher winds. At 507 miles behind him, the Welshman Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) will however face a high pressure zone. The gap could therefore increase significantly in the coming hours.
Behind this duo, a new duel. Paul Meilhat (SMA) reinforced its narrow lead over Beyou (Maître Coq). The two men still follow and only 10 short miles separate them this morning. Same story a little further where Dick Elies-Le Cam trio stand at 130 miles behind.
Other damage reported on Sunday, the Thomas Ruyant collision with an unidentified floating object . The damage is significant, since the skipper indicates a leak in the sail locker, a broken rudder, a damaged bridge … He did not request assistance but the race director put the New Zealand rescue team on alert.