Fight the Youth
Interestingly enough, there hasn’t been any horror story this week in the Vendée Globe, a welcome respite for everyone, as dramatic peaks were starting to be a bit too much – even Hollywood producers who were interested in buying the rights of the story for a movie ended up dropping the idea, allegedly saying "no one’s ever gonna believe this, let’s stick to the usual stuff. Now, where’s that script about the creature from outer space coming to LA for plastic surgery?"
Talking about plastic surgery, Roland Jourdain had to play around with patches of carbon and glue to consolidate the mast bulkhead of his boat, after having hit a whale – the week has not been that uneventful after all, and of course Bilou lost a few miles in the process. Combined with Desjoyeaux’s escape that gives us a 280-mile gap, or roughly a 6% advantage for the Prof if one considers the distance left to cover, whilst behind the leading duo the young Armel Le Cléac’h gained 100 miles overnight (Monday to Tuesday) and made it clear that he was not determined to know his place – being a Vendée rookie and all that, traditionalists might argue that he should be happy with his fate and show respect towards the old timers leading the way, but so much for that.