First words of Alexia Barrier (TSE 4 MyPlanet) "Nothing Is Impossible"
After a beautiful sunrise this Sunday morning, Alexia Barrier completed her Vendée Globe in 24th place. After docking at the famous Port Olona pontoon and being reunited with her family, friends, sponsors and her black Labrador Nikka, she spoke to the media.
'Fighting Spirit' Alexia Barrier Finishes 24th in the Vendée Globe on TSE - 4myplanet
On a perfect Sunday morning, 28th February, at 06 23 44 hrs UTC French skipper Alexia Barrier crossed the finish line of the ninth Vendée Globe off Les Sables d'Olonne to finish her race in 24th position of the 33 skippers who started the race on Sunday 8th November. Racing the oldest boat in the fleet, the 41 year old Mediterranean skipper showed great stamina and tenacity for a passage time of 111 days, 17 hours, 03 minutes, her race always reflecting her great enthusiasm and her huge appetite for life.
Alexia Barrier On Final Approach, Ari Huusela At The Azores
Alexia Barrier is expected Sunday at the finish line, Ari Huusela Safety First to the End
Sunday morning Alexia Barrier should be the fourth woman and the 24th skipper to finish the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe. And, facing a final few days of light upwind sailing across the Bay of Biscay, it now looks like it will be next Saturday 5th March before Finnish skipper Ari Huusela lowers the curtain on the epic ninth edition of the solo, non stop race around the world.
Dr Jean Yves Chauve has been the race doctor on the Vendee Globe since the first edition, here he explains the protocol tomorrow for Alexia Barrier and her back injury, and he talks about some of the medical aspects and challenges that have been different this time