SAILING: Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) still leads the Vendée Globe before Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) 77 miles ahead. Both men play victory in the Doldrums …
Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire), Vendée Globe leader, and Alex Thomson ( Hugo Boss ), in second place, are struggling in area called the Doldrums, finding it particularly imposing. If he confessed to being a little tired after 60 days at sea, the skipper of Banque Populaire perfectly manages the test yet but Thomson has not said its last word, with the Welshman just 77 miles behind Le Cléac’h.
Behind Beyou is not there yet. The skipper of Maître Coq navigates 585 miles from the leader and must deal with sluggish winds that were not expected to tighten in the coming days. He enjoys being in a hunter position and believes that it is not over for him.
Jean-Pierre Dick (St Michel-Virbac) should leave his way over to the West, to join the path of Jean Le Cam (Finistere Sea Wind) and Yann Elies (Quéguiner-Leukemia Hope). Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée) may blow after struggling with a heavy sea in recent days.