IMOCA Open 60 - Europa Warm Up - Leg 2 - La Rochelle FRA - Day 9 - Vincent Riou FRA first at La Rochelle
The final outcome of leg 2 of the Open 60 Warm-up was very close with Vincent Riou FRA ('PRB') winning a one hour's advantage after 9 days' racing. Francois Gabart FRA ('Macif'), newcomer in the Open 60 flleet, follows on rank 2, making him one of the favorites for the Vendee Globe beginning in November. Another favorite will be Bernard Stamm SUI ('Cheminees Poujoulat'). He lost both spinakers during leg 2 and was forced to let Armel Le Cleach FRA ('Banque Populaire') in the final approach. The rankings and the report with video-interviews. Next Friday, another speed contest is on the program.