Vendee Globe is the sailing program round the world that has been going on, which consists of solo skippers sailing their boats to complete a round trip around the world. The sailing trip is a phenomenal one in this competition and many skippers have braved different adversities to stay in the competition.
He is now in the 18th place and is behind the race winner Armel Le Cleach by 37 days and 16 hours to his next rival who is Heerema, the Dutch solo skipper who is based in Jezera. Though the French skipper is in the last 18th position he feels lucky as he said that what he has achieved so far is remarkable. The Finot designed boat that he is on is a 1998 design. Till now he had only participated in inshore sailing events or was part of grand prix offshore events.