Vendee Globe: The Kings of the Seas are Back after 3 Months of Epic Race – January 27 2013


I love sailing and if you like it too you probably know about the Vendée Globe which is the only solo round-the-world race existing to date with a theoretical distance of 24,393.41 nautical miles. Just incredible! The winner, François Gabart, crossed the Vendée Globe finish line at 15 hours 18 minutes 40 seconds, French time, setting a new solo round-the-world record of 78 day, 2 hours, 16 minutes and 40 seconds and thus beating the last record of Michel Desjoyeaux by 6 day 00 hours 53 minutes. His average speed was 15.3 knots and he covered 28,646.55 miles, so much more than the theoretical distances. Well yes, Mother Nature decides! You can follow the live of the arrival here.

The Champion

Francois gabard wins the vendee globe

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