Vendée Globe: Good Pace for the Pacemaker:
(December 16, 2016; Day 41) – Vendée Globe pacemaker Armel Le Cleac’h, who covered 410.7 nm in the past 24 hours, anticipates rounding Cape Horn sometime after December 22nd but, now with a lead of 400+ nm over Briton Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) the solo skipper of Banque Populaire VIII reflected on his progression over three consecutive editions of the famous non stop solo race around the world.
“It will be nice to round the Horn in front, as eight years ago, I was third and four years ago in second place, so I’m making progress. I hope to get to see it. Four years ago, we were busy watching out for icebergs, that was a nasty surprise.”
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