Beyou arrived. Monday night, the skipper of Maître Coq validated his third place in the Vendée Globe 2016-2017, completing the podium alongside Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss).
That’s it, Beyou crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe, taking third place behind Armel Le Cléac’h and Alex Thomson. True liberation for the skipper of Maitre Coq, disabled throughout the race by electronic problems, and who struggled throughout the weekend in an area with no wind.
After cutting the line at 7.40pm on Monday, Beyou must now cope with the tide. He will not be able dock until a couple of hours, when he will be greeted by fellow competitors and skippers, Armel Le Cléac’h, and Alex Thomson. The three men then go up on the podium, installed in the village.
Jean-Pierre Dick at full speed
If the skipper of Maitre Coq suffered many difficulties towards the end of his Vendée Globe, the skippers behind him however are sailing at full speed. Dick is sailing at an average of 23 knots, his two accomplices (Elies and Le Cam) go a little slower. Clearly, Jean-Pierre Dick took the field on Yann Elies who took on Jean Le Cam. All three are expected after tomorrow Wednesday in the day, a few hours apart.