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Ranking from 26 February 2017

At 18h00 Skipper/Boat Progress Distance
to finish
Heading Speed
VMG
17
Pieter HEEREMA NO WAY BACK
Boat with hydrofoils
728 nm 97%
32°
7 kt
7 kt
18
Sébastien DESTREMAU TechnoFirst - faceOcean
2117 nm 91%
24°
8 kt
7 kt
Boat with hydrofoils Boat with hydrofoils

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  • Celebration in the channel during Finish arrival of Conrad Colman (NZL), skipper Foresight Natural Energy,16th of the sailing circumnavigation solo race Vendee Globe, in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on February 24th, 2017 - Photo Olivier Blanchet / DPPI / Vendee GlobeArrivée de Conrad Colman (NZL), skipper Foresight Natural Energy, 16ème du Vendee Globe, aux Sables d'Olonne, France, le 24 Févrie

    Press conference with Conrad Colman

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  • Finish arrival of Conrad Colman (NZL), skipper Foresight Natural Energy,16th of the sailing circumnavigation solo race Vendee Globe, in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on February 24th, 2017 - Photo Olivier Blanchet / DPPI / Vendee GlobeArrivée de Conrad Colman (NZL), skipper Foresight Natural Energy, 16ème du Vendee Globe, aux Sables d'Olonne, France, le 24 Février 2017 - Photo Olivier Blanchet /

    Interview with Conrad Colman at the pontoon

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The Vendée Globe is the hardest and most famous sailing race in the world. Nicknamed the Everest of the Seas, it involves sailing around the world alone, without stopping and without assistance, setting sail from and finishing in Les Sables d’Olonne, after rounding the three legendary capes: The Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, Cape Leeuwin in Southern Australia and the infamous Cape Horn at the tip of South America. They therefore have to sail twice in the North and South Atlantic – on the way down and on the way back – and sail around Antarctica by crossing the Indian Ocean and the huge Pacific. Like other major international sporting events (the Olympics, World Cup, etc) it has been organised every four years since 1989. This merciless event, which combines human endeavour and technological aspects, is raced on 60-foot monohulls (18.28 m), IMOCA boats. The Vendée Globe has been won by some very famous sailors, Titouan Lamazou, Alain Gautier, Christophe Auguin, Vincent Riou and François Gabart. Only one sailor has won it twice: Michel Desjoyeaux in 2001 and 2009. The race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe will begin from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday 6th November 2016.

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