Jean Le Cam took 5th place in the Vendee Globe around the world sailing solo, nonstop and unassisted, Wednesday Sables d’Olonne . The skipper SynerCiel crossed the line to 13 h 14, completing his world tour in 88 days 0 hours 12 min and 58 sec, slightly less than 10 days more than the winner, Fran?ois Gabart.
“Phew, I am with the arrival of Vendée Globe I thought I can not do it with the sea” “There were grains of 50 knots (of wind), so when there were only 35 knots it was as if there was no wind!” Said upon his arrival at the dock Finistérien , who finished second in the race in 2005 and abandoned at the last edition in 2009, after capsizing.
“MASH! I DID NOT PLAY EASY”
“This is a real victory for me. I’m glad I could not ask for more. Plus I finished before (Mike) Golding (a Brit) is the icing on the cake, but when I was in deep shit, I had nothing to fuck to finish 5th, 6th, 10th or 20th … The important thing is to be there, “said the sailor of 53 years. “It was a different route (the first). A week near the conditions are not the same. I fell in weather systems … Mashed! I did not play easy,” continued Le Cam .
Once the line is crossed, the skipper of SynerCiel was hosted by Vincent Riou, winner of the 2005 edition, which came to his rescue off Cape Horn, on the 2009 course, and was forced to retire this year. Marc Guillemot, who also had to give up, in the early days of the 2012-2013 Vendée, and Jean-Pierre Dick, who took 4th place Monday, were present to greet them as “King John.”
Jean Le Cam was then reassembled the channel of the Vendée harbor to the cheers of thousands of spectators. “The channel was beautiful. I did not think there would be so many people. This is incredible, it warms the heart”, has moved the sailor.
Briton Mike Golding (Gamesa) is expected to Les Sables d’Olonne in the late afternoon. The Swiss Bernard Stamm (Chimney Poujoulat) disqualified after refueled after a power failure, which violates the rules of the competition, is expected on Wednesday, later in the day. Both skippers will not up the channel before 22 h 40 because of the tide.