Vendée Globe: Le Cléac’h Sets Record at Cape Horn:
(December 23, 2016; Day 48, 22:00 FR) – Armel Le Cléac’h achieved the first of his main goals when he lead the Vendée Globe out of the Pacific Ocean today. The French skipper, who continues to exhibit his absolutely single minded determination had the briefest of smiles and a salutary champagne moment as he passed seven miles south of the legendary rocky island, leaving the Big South carrying a dominant lead ahead of second placed Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), the sole British skipper in the race.
When he passed Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire VIII) established a new race reference time from Les Sables d’Olonne. His elapsed time is 47 days and 32 minutes, smashing t…
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