Charles Caudrelier passed Cape Horn at the head of the Arkéa Ultim Challenge, at the controls of his 32-meter sea giant. Leader of the solo round the world race, the skipper of Edmond de Rothschild continues his journey along Argentina this Thursday with a large lead over his pursuers who are still far from the southern tip of the American continent. Armel Le Cléac'h's Maxi Banque Populaire was 2337.1 miles behind at 5:00 p.m. this Thursday while Thomas Coville (Sodebo) completed the provisional podium at 2735.8 miles, launched at more than 33 knots. Anthony Marchand (Actual Ultim) is currently at the foot of the podium, at 5607.8 miles and Eric Péron (Adagio) brought up the rear of the ranking, at 7444.3 miles.
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The passage of Charles Caudrelier, the only navigator not to have stopped for a technical stopover since leaving Brest on January 7, and his exit from the South Seas tunnel allowed the filming of magnificent images, in a breathtaking wild setting. . The leader was able to move into the Atlantic taking advantage of favorable weather conditions. A necessarily special moment for the sailor who is expected, if the forecasts are confirmed, on the finish line in Brest around February 20.