Armel Le Cléac’h

Armel Le Cléac’h (; born on May 11, 1977 in Saint-Pol-de-Léon), is a Breton professional navigator and sea captain. He was the IMOCA world champion in 2008 and French champion in single-handed yacht race in 2003, he notably won the Solitaire du Figaro twice (2003 et 2010), the Transat AG2R in 2004 and 2010 and the Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race in 2016. He finished second in both the 2008–09 (first participation) and 2012–13 (second participation) editions of the Vendée Globe. In the Vendée Globe 2016–17, he finished first with a new record time of 74d 3h 35′ 46″.
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