Vendée Globe: Armel Le Cléac'h in second place in 78 days 05 hours 33 minutes 52 seconds
The skipper of Banque Populaire arrived at 6:30 p.m. and shared his exploit with the thousands of people who had come to greet him.
Armel Le Cléac'h sailed off from Sables-d'Olonne on November 10 and crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe on January 27 in second position, 3 hours behind the winner François Gabart. During the 78 days of the race, with 29 days in first place, Armel Le Cléac’h was always close to the winner.
In second place, Armel achieved a superb performance at the Vendée Globe and said: "I'm happy it's over and happy with my performance. I had to stoke her up not to miss the tide to enter the sables d'Olonnes channel, it wouldn't have been the same! I met my objectives 95%. I started off with the intention of winning, but I in came second, which is pretty good! It was a battle with François for most of the race and I want to congratulate him for his performance."