Vendee Globe

Armel Le Cléac'h due to finish Vendée Globe 2016-17 at 1530hrs UTC

Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h is expected to cross the finish line at approximately 1530hrs UTC today after 74 days at sea.

The French skipper is currently 36 nautical miles from the finish line in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, travelling at just over 12 knots.

The race finish will be streamed live on the race website and on social media once Le Cléac'h is within 30 minutes of the finish line.

Second-placed Alex Thomson is expected to cross the finish line around 12 hours later.

For more information about how to follow the arrivals click here:

Onboard image bank for Armel Le Cleac'h (FRA), skipper Banque Populaire VIII, prior to the Vendee Globe 2016, solo circumnavigation race starting on november 6, in Lorient, south brittany, on september 19-20, 2016 - Photo Vincent Curutchet / DPPI / Vendee Globe

How to follow the finish ?

Live coverage on the website and social media
The live coverage of the finish in English will also be available on Facebook LIVE beginning around thirty minutes before the finish line is crossed and finishing around two hours later. There will be regular updates on Twitter via our LiveTweets (#VG2016) and Stories on Snapchat and Instagram.

Tracker - positions updated every hour
The 2D and 3D trackers on the official website and app will allow you to monitor the arrival of the first boats, from the moment when the leader enters within the 100 mile radius of Port Olona. Positions will be updated every hour.

Schedule for the finish
Crossing the finish line

+ 20 mins: Into the harbor entrance in Les Sables d'Olonne
+ 60 mins: the boat moors up at the Vendée Globe pontoon
+ 1hr 20 mins: interview with the skipper on the podium
+ 1hr 40 mins: rest period for the skipper with his friends and family


All of the pictures and programs will also be available on the video server

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