The Transat bakerly : Le Cleac’h takes a convincing win in the IMOCA 60 class
Saturday 14 May 2016 –
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Le Cleac’h, at the helm of the IMOCA Imoca #IMOCA 60 Banque Populaire, completed the 3,050-nautical mile course from Plymouth in 12 days, 2 hours and 28 minutes and 39 seconds. The final time includes a 31-minute time penalty for accidental breakage of the boats engine seal, which Le Cleac’h informed Race Direction about at 16:26 local time yesterday.
The two-time Vendée Globe runner-up had actually sailed a total of 3,751 miles through the water at an average speed Speed #speedsailing of 12.91 knots. As he crossed the finish line waving in his moment of victory, Le Cleac’h’s main rival for honours in the IMOCA Imoca #IMOCA 60 class, Vincent Riou on PRB, was still 31 miles from the line, meaning that Le Cleac’h can be confident in his victory despite the penalty.
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