Tuesday morning, Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) still leads the Vendée Globe, with 95 miles ahead of Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) who has lost some ground. Suffering a breakdown, Josse (3rd) slides.
At 9 am on Tuesday morning, the Vendée Globe is still led by Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) . The Breton is leading 95 miles ahead of the Briton Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss). Crossing the latitude of Cape Leeuwin yesterday morning, Le Cléac’h and Thomson have improved more than five days the time of François Gabart (2012) which was far reference.
Behind the leading duo, we find Sébastien Josse ( Edmond de Rothschild ). After suffering a breakdown on the port foil earlier in the day yesterday, the current third-placed lost ground and informed his team that his race was now between brackets. He is 765 miles from Le Cléac’h this morning.
At the foot of the podium, Paul Meilhat (4th, SMA ) made the hole with Beyou (5th, Maître Coq ) after damage mainsail latter . Meilhat is the first of the fleet of boats without foil. If Yann Elies ( Quéguiner Leukemia Hope ) is sixth this morning, it will monitor the return of Jean-Pierre Dick. Indeed the skipper of Saint-Michel-Virbac displays the strongest growth and nibbles ground on Elies.
Finally, in the bunch, Romain Attanasio hit an unidentified floating object yesterday , damaging both rudders and forcing him to divert to Cape Town.