28 January 2021 - 05:03 • 5119 views

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This Thursday January 28 at 03.19hrs 46 seconds UTC Yannick Bestaven crossed the finish line of the ninth Vendee Globe off Les Sables d'Olonne to record an elapsed time of 80 days, 13 hours, 59 minutes and 46 seconds for the course around the world alone nonstop and unassisted. he finished 7h 43min 59s after Charlie Dalin (Apivia). His elapsed race time is reduced by 10hrs and 15 mins  10:15 am according to an allocation by the international Vendée Globe jury for his involvement in the rescue of Kevin Escoffier. Bestaven should logically be crowned the winner of this 9th Vendée Globe. He must wait for the usual checks to be carried out by the measurement committee before any result can be finally confirmed.