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Jean Le Cam : "I think my Cape Horn crossing will be one of my best memories of this year’s edition"

mardi 8 janvier 2013Information Vendée Globe

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Jean Le Cam (SynerCiel) became the 5th competitor to round Cape Horn, today, 8th January 2013 at 07h 19m 14s GMT for the 4th time in his sailing career. It took him 58 days 19h 17m 14s since he left Les Sables d’Olonne. He crossed the Horn 6 days 12 h 58 m 20 s after the race leader, François Gabart (MACIF).


Vive émotion pour Jean Le Cam au passage du Cap... par LeCam_SynerCiel

Today, on the French version of Vendée Globe LIVE, Jean Le Cam (SynerCiel) said, “I very pleased to be done with the Pacific. It’s a great moment. Last night in the Pacific we had 40 knots of wind. Enough is enough. I was 1 mile away when I crossed the Cape Horn. It was just the beginning of the day. I was so lucky. I made an awesome video. I hope you have someone who can deal with it, because since the beginning I’ve sending a ton of images, but nobody tells me anything about it. So I don’t know what’s going on. I think my Cape Horn crossing will be one of my best memories of this year’s edition. The way up the Atlantic should be nice according to my files. I’m exhausted but happy.”

Le Cam’s elated and ethereal rounding of Cape Horn will be a stark contrast to the 2008 edition of the Vendée Globe where he capsized and had to await rescue in his survival suit, inside his upturned hull.


Voir en ligne : Info presse www.jeanlecam.fr


Cape Horn Times

  1. François Gabart (MACIF) rounded Cape Horn on January 1, 2013 at 18:20 GMT 52 days 06h 18mn after the race.
  2. Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) rounded Cape Horn on January 1, 2013 at 19:35 GMT 52days 07h 33mn after the race.
  3. Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) rounded Cape Horn January 3 at 4:42 GMT 53 days 16h after 40 minutes
  4. Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) rounded Cape Horn January 4 at 2:38 GMT after 54 days 14h 36 min race.
  5. Jean Le Cam (SynerCiel) rounded Cape Horn on January 8 58d 19h after 7:19 GMT 17mn 14s and is running 6 days 12 h 58 m 20 s after MACIF.


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