The damage increases. Wednesday at midday, Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) still leads the Vendée Globe with 137 miles ahead of Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss). Suffering a breakdown, Josse (3rd) abandoned
Funny atmosphere in the Vendée Globe the last few days. The damages are linked and the Indian Ocean is not a gift. Yesterday is Kito de Pavant who was scared. After striking a object in the water, the skipper of Bastide Otio was successfully rescued that night by the Marion Dufresne . Earlier in the evening, it’s Eric Bellion announces he is having to deal with a damaged rudder.
At midday, the differences for the lead have not changed much. Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) has widened slightly on Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), now 137 miles ahead.
Behind the leading duo, Sébastien Josse ( Edmond de Rothschild ) was forced to leave this morning , a terrible decision for the one who made a deep run from the start. Paul Meilhat (SMA) so is now on the podium. In the pack, Romain Attanasio continued on to Cape Town where he will attempt to repair his rudder.