Vendee Globe. Records Galore & Close Racing

From : March 2017

For the two leaders in the Vendee Globe the Equator crossing had stood up to its reputation and was gnarly in that light airs encapsulated both of them and the frustration was apparent in both of their communications ashore. 

The delta changed daily and Armel Le Cléac’h came out on top after he managed to shake the extended area of fickle breeze, and by the time he was west of the Cape Verde Islands he had extended his lead to 250 miles over the Brit, Alex Thomson. 

Following third placed Jérémie Beyou was the trio of Jean-Pierre Dick, Jean Le Cam and Yann Eliés. Dick held the