Returned to Les Sables d’Olonne to repair his monohull, Jérémie Beyou (Charal) will resume the Vendée Globe on Tuesday. Nine days behind its competitors.
Jérémie Beyou put an end to the suspense. “I’m going back there,” Charal’s skipper announced on Monday during a press briefing. The boat will be ready tomorrow morning. The French sailor will therefore continue the Vendée Globe, after having returned to Les Sables d’Olonne to carry out repairs. He will resume his round-the-world tour on Tuesday afternoon, with the tide.
Beyou, who had to turn around after only three days of the race, and who returned to Les Sables d’Olonne on Saturday, managed to repair his boat, along with his team. They had until Wednesday to restore Charal to state. “The most problematic damage is that of the rudder, but theoretically the most complicated is the sheet bar partition,” he explains. We also had problems with the weather vanes, which have been changed. The mainsail was damaged in the various gybes following the impact. “
Second in the previous edition, Beyou was the big favorite of the event, along with current leader Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), who is currently leading the way. Obviously, nine days behind his competitors, he can not hope for much now. “I was leaving to win, that, obviously, is behind me,” he explains. Now we have to start over with something different. We will see what happens at sea, I prefer not to set a goal. “
“It’s a little weird to answer the vacations outside my boat but I will be able to quickly resume the vacations on board, the boat will be ready tomorrow morning”, @JeremieBeyou pic.twitter.com/Sw0K60uHyd
– Vendée Globe (@VendeeGlobe) November 16, 2020