Rescuer Le Cam relishes 'miracle' of Vendee Globe finish
Yannick Bestaven may have won the ninth edition of the solo round-the-world Vendee Globe this week but there can be little doubt that Jean Le Cam, who finished in what he called the "jerk's position" of fourth, is the people's champion. The oldest skipper in the race at 61 and competing in his fifth Vendee, Le Cam said it was a "miracle" he completed the race. He not only rescued fellow competitor Kevin Escoffier in high seas in the south Atlantic but had to put up with his boat, officially called Yes We Cam! but unofficially Hubert, falling apart at the seams.