Armel Le Cléac’h, is still leading the Vendée Globe. During the night he increased his lead over Alex Thomson
So yes, Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) does not have a frantic pace for several hours but still the Breton has managed to widen slightly the gap to Alex Thomson to 226 miles. Everything suggests that Thomson, his nearest rival, will fail to bridge this gap, except by some exceptional winds or major damage to Le Cléac’h.
In third place, we always find Beyou (Maître Coq). Author of a strong race, the Frenchman advanced to 410 miles from Hugo Boss. If he had devoured the miles on the last days Beyou now faces the same conditions as the leading duo and has to get used to softer winds.
The trio of Dick, Elies and Le Cam are still fighting it out between themselves, with just 70 miles spread covering the three of them. They all have great speed but this afternoon, the breeze is set to ease in turning the North East. Finally, Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée) should be next to pass the mythical Cape Horn today, probably in the late morning. An ever important step in the round the world solo race.