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Le Cléac’h and Gabart back home in Lorient

Saturday 17 December 2011Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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It was a fine afternoon: despite the cold and a few residual squalls, friends, families, shore crews and locals flocked to Lorient Lorient L’actualité du port de Lorient et de sa région. , South-West Brittany, to welcome in the Transat The Transat #thetransat #ostar B to B racers. Clearly keen to tie up and return to their lives on land, the sailors nevertheless relished the welcome that had been reserved for them.

They made it into the Transat The Transat #thetransat #ostar B to B finish port at the end of this afternoon after a more boisterous delivery trip than planned for both skippers. Indeed François Gabart experienced a hard night just after crossing the finish. Whether it was down to the decompression or the wear on gear, the sailor spent the whole night on deck making repairs here and there. It was nothing very serious, but on top of the fatigue racked up over the past ten days of intense racing, the past few hours at sea have been tiresome. Meantime Armel Le Cléac’h benefited from the course being shortened to go and test his monohull in the bad weather in Biscay, albeit with an eye on safety.

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Reminder of the overall standing (after jury):

- 1st François Gabart (MACIF), finished on 14 December at 23h 11mn 30s
- 2nd Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) finished on 15 December 02h 08mn 10s
- 3rd Vincent Riou (PRB), finished at 05h 30mn 20s
- 4th Mike Golding (Gamesa), finished at 08h 58mn 00s
- 4th tied with Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), following redress from the jury
- 5th Marc Guillemot (Safran), finished at 11h 33mn 00s
- 6th Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec) finished on 16 December at 20h55mn 00s
- 7th Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée) finished on 17 December at 08h 25mn 00 s

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