Banque Populaire just docked with skipper Armel Le Cleac'h, second of the Vendée Globe, only 3 hours behind the winner, after sailing solo, non stop and without assitance around the world
May be you also noticed the little dacron sail F21309 pointing out on the pontoon, in the middle of the journalists? It's the little Optimist Armel first raced with as a child.
This 2.30 meter dinghy has been perfectly restaured by his team, as a very personal surprise gift to their skipper at this arrival
Although the Vendée Globe is the ultimate solo race, I think this says quite a lot about the intimacy between skipper and team.