I am truly amazed at the interest you take in the Vendée Globe. I sometimes wonder why there is only one American sailor taking part in the race. Are you afraid of French sailors by any chance ? (Joke.)
Well, Mich' Monde won the race last Sunday. Just routine. Armel Le Cleac'h is hopefully going to finish second in a few days' time. I'm delighted, he is such a nice and competent sailor.
But the real winner will be Sam Davies, whether she finishes 3rd or 4th does not matter. Everybody in the yachting world in France
is absolutely crazy about her. She is incredibly gifted and nice, she smiles all the time, she sings, she dances, she grows beans on Roxy. Her English
accent when she speaks French is delightful, and she does speak very good French. Everything is always alright with her, although she expressed some doubts tonight about her route
, when a lot of skippers have started to say they were getting a bit fed up with the race.
In four years, when she has a really fast and powerful boat, Mich' Dej' and others will be well advised to be very careful. She might be the first sailor under 80 days in the single-handed non-stop unassisted sailing race around the world. Jules Verne had better watch out, as Desjoyeaux said when he arrived at Les Sables.