Brit Air 2nd of the Vendée Globe !
Crossing the finishing line at Les Sables d'Olone (France) Saturday February 7, 2009 at 08h 41' 35" Gmt, French skipper Armel le Cleac'h end 2nd of the 2008/2009 Vendée Globe, after an exemplary navigation of 89d 09h 39' 35" aboard Imoca 60-footer Brit Air built by Multiplast. 31 years old, as a rookie, Breton skipper must be considered as an "able seaman". Armel le Cleac'h : "... First goal was to complete that RTW, to sail the best I can, having a nice course and well managing myself in the south seas. That has been my philosophy during the entire race. I have reach my target at 100 %. And speaking about my boat designed by Finot-Conq and built by Multiplast, we have made the choice of a simple and reliable boat able to end a round the world. We get it!...".Benchmarks - Equator (down) / 5th - 12d 02h 54' - Good Hope / 10th - 27d 0 h 12' - Cape Leeuwin / 5th - 38d 04h 38'' - Cape Horn / 3rd - 58d 22h 43' - Equator (up) / 3rd - 76d 06h 43'