The Vendée Globe skippers are continuing their climb up the Atlantic. They have about ten days of racing left. Our journalist Céline Morel takes stock of the joys and sorrows of these extraordinary sailors.
By By Céline Morel, journalist for France 5 Health Magazine
There are cries of joy, those of most of the skippers when they cross Cape Horn, at the end of South America. This marks the end of long weeks spent in the cold seas of the South. And then there are cries of pain, like those of Romain Attanasio. During a storm with winds of over 100 km / hour, he cracked two ribs when he fell on the winch, a crank of his boat. The pain is sharp but luckily he did not injure himself near a sensitive organ.
For Clarisse Crémer, 12th in the standings, it was the repair of her sail that turned into a nightmare. She had to hoist herself to the top of her mast, more than 30 meters high. After three tries, she finally succeeded and was able to resume the race.