Armel Le Cléac’h is still in the lead in the Vendée Globe, 533 miles ahead of Alex Thomson at 9 am this Wednesday …
Armel Le Cléac’h ( Banque Populaire) still dominates the Vendée Globe. The Banque Populaire skipper emerging from a volatile area has benefited from fresher winds. At 533 miles behind him, the Welshman Alex Thomson ( Hugo Boss ) once again found his pace as well.
Behind this duo, Beyou (Maître Coq) has passed Paul Meilhat (SMA). The skipper of Maitre Coq has 350 mile lead over his opponent after the damage to the SMA boat. Behind this duo, the skipper of Virbac-St Michel has almost 150 miles ahead of Elies, who is 32 miles ahead of his rival, Jean Le Cam.
Stéphane of the boat Diraison, whose mast broke into three pieces sailed into Australia.
Other damage reported on Sunday, the Thomas Ruyant collision with an unidentified floating object . The skipper has arrived safely in New Zealand.