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Vendée Globe Day 48: Le Cléac'h at the Horn, Thomson in the cooler

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Armel Le Cléac'h, Banque Populaire VIII
Armel Le Cléac'h, Banque Populaire VIII

Day 48: Le Cléac'h at the Horn, Thomson in the cooler

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 lead of over 760 miles ahead of second placed Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), the sole British skipper in the race.