Saturday at 9 am, Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) took the lead in the Vendée Globe before Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss). Behind, there is Josse (3e) followed by Meilhat (4e).
At 9 am on Saturday, the head of the Vendée Globe is now occupied by Armel Le Cléac’h ( Banque Populaire ), the Welshman Alex Thomson ( Hugo Boss ) saw the Breton get back to him very quickly. The difference between the two is 2.5 miles.
For its part, Sébastien Josse ( Edmond de Rothschild ) continues his long ascent and it is now less than 500 miles from the head, against more than 800 miles, days ago. Behind him, the inseparable Paul Meilhat (4th, SMA ) and Jérémie Beyou (5th, Maître Coq ) are just seperated by 20 miles.
Yann Elies ( Quéguiner Leukemia Hope ) had changed course because of a tropical depression while Jean-Pierre Dick ( Saint-Michel-Virbac ) has lost considerable time due to his fault . Indeed, the skipper of Saint-Michel-Virbac has entered a forbidden zone and had to turn around.