SAILING: As we approach the end, Armel Le Cléac’h still leads the Vendée Globe. The Banque Populaire skipper continues to widen its lead over Alex Thomson on Friday. At 9 am, the Breton is 319 miles ahead.
Nearly 85% of the Vendée Globe course already completed and Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) is still leading the race . This morning at 9 am the Finistérien continues to widen the gap over second placed Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) . At the last count, Le Cléac’h is 319 miles ahead.
Average speeds are stabilizing on Thursday late afternoon. Thomson, which we introduced Wednesday can console have also gained ground on the third Beyou (Maître Coq) returning soon.
A trio can hide another
If the top three remains unchanged for days, another trio never leaves. Jean Le Cam ( Finistère Sea Wind ), Yann Elies ( Quéguiner Leukemia Hope ) are behind Jean-Pierre Dick ( Saint-Michel-Virbac ), which took over fourth place after a few hours left to Jean Le Cam ..
Louis Burton, who passed Cape Horn on Wednesday advanced to seventh place. The next doubling the southern tip of America will Nando Fa (Spirit of Hungary), which sails in eighth place, ahead Conrad Colman (Foresight Natural Energy) who himself is at 5130 miles from Le Cléac’h.