The Vendée Globe leaders continue to impress as Romain Attanasio prepares to leave after two days of repair. At 9 am this Saturday, Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) leads the fleet, 184 miles ahead of Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss).
The Vendée Globe skippers have had a funny week. Among the many failures and new drop , the week has not been easy. They are still twenty-two who are expected to complete this round the world race. Among them, the best skippers are always Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) . The two are separated by 184 miles this morning and face conditions still hellish.
Behind them, there is the duo Paul Meilhat (SMA) and Jérémie Beyou (Maître Coq) which is more loose for several weeks. Even if they sail 1383 and 1523 miles behind Le Cléac’h, these two achieve a great race and who knows what can happen in the second half of the race?
Seventh, Yann Elies (Quéguiner – Leucémie Espoir) has set a brand a little pace with an average of 15 knots. This is three fewer than Jean-Pierre Dick (St Michel Virbac), which is close behind and above 6 less than Jean Le Cam (Finistere Mer Vent) that “sends the block. ”
Today, Romain Attanasio (Famille Mary-Etamine du Lys) will resume the race after two days off to repair his rudder. He should find Didac Costa (One Planet, One Ocean) who passed the Cape of Good Hope.