Armel Le Cléac’h still leads the Vendée Globe this morning ahead of Alex Thomson. Both men play for victory this weekend in the Doldrums. With the advance of the Welshman, can Le Cléac’h manage to resist?
Armel Le Cléac’h, the current leader in the Vendée Globe, is still managing to stay ahead of his closest rival, Alex Thomson, although he has been struggling since yesterday in the area of the Doldrums, at the equator. If he confessed to being a little tired after 60 days at sea, the skipper of Banque Populaire plays his race in the coming hours. Thomson will try one last time to hope to return as they are only 145 miles apart this morning.
Behind Beyou is not there yet. The skipper of Master Chef sailing 930 miles from the leader and must deal with sluggish winds that were not expected to tighten in the coming days. Conditions that favor instead the trio below. 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) will live a tough day today with a big sea. Objective? unscathed and wait for Sunday lunch which should be softer.