Friday morning at 9 am, Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) is leading the Vendée Globe with 14 miles ahead of Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire). Behind, there is Josse (3rd), Beyou (4th) and Meilhat (5th).
The Vendée Globe has changed its leader last night. After several days of battle, Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) managed to regain the lead of the race passing Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) in the late afternoon yesterday. This morning at 9 am pointing, the Welshman is 14 miles ahead but is slower than the Briton.
Behind this fabulous duo include Sébastien Josse (Edmond de Rothschild) who did a nice close on yesterday enjoying the slowdown in the head. Although it is still 563 miles from Thomson, Josse file at high speed with averages of 21 knots against 13 for Columbia.
Would follow inseparable. Beyou (Maître Coq) and Paul Meilhat (SMA) that does leave more for days. The gap is still minimal between the two skippers and this morning it is 900 miles.
Yann Elies (Quéguiner – Leukemia Hope) is always inserted between this group of two and the trio of Dick, Le Cam and Ruyant.