Armel Le Cleach home second in Vendee Globe

Armel Le Cleach crossed the finish line at 09:41 local time today for a magnificent second place in the Vendee Globe round the world yacht race. Le Cleach sailing Brit Air had several days of difficult conditions leading up to to the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne. He was welcomed home by a large crown on the shore as well as a flotilla of press and spectator boats.

Meanwhile the battle for third place in the race continues with Marc Guillemot in Safran set to overtake Sam Davies in Roxy as his decision to take a more westerly course pays dividends.

Date Added - 07-Feb-2009

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