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Charlie Dalin (MACIF Santé Prévoyance), wins the New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne

This Sunday at 23h44mn30s, Charlie Dalin (MACIF Santé Prévoyance) completed the New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne, the final qualifier and selection race for the Vendée Globe, as the great winner. The skipper controlled the race from start to finish. He has confirmed himself even more as one of the great favourites for the Vendée Globe 2024!

Charlie Dalin, vainqueur de la New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne
Charlie Dalin, vainqueur de la New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne
© Jean Louis Carli/Alea/New York Vendée

His first words at the finish

"I’m really happy, we won and that’s what counts! It was a great crossing, it feels good to win! It was the last rehearsal before the Vendée Globe, and so an important race to show the competition that I am here, I am present. I used the lessons from the outward race to New York particularly in my sleep and self management. I found my level aboard this great boat in all conditions. upwind and downwind.. It was really a great race, I had a lot of fun! It all happened three days after the start with this trough to cross and then this front. I managed to pass while most were still caught by this system. I managed to pass it and not get blocked or sucked back into it, the wind shifted, I was on the right side... It didn't matter much. After that, I continued to sail with a high intensity to stay in what is a Vendée Globe rhythm over the long term by managing my sleep and my sail changes. And then I attacked until the end! I was still hitting 30 knots a few hours from the finish. The idea was really not to let up from start to finish and that’s what I did. I sailed with my foot flat on the floor and there is no structural problems, which is good."

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