Congratulations François!

François Gabart brilliant winner of the Vendée Globe in a race without mistakes and breaking all records.

News JAN 27, 2013 15:17

MACIF returned to Les Sables d'Olonne 78 days, 2 hours and 16 minutes and 40 seconds after. A time for history: 6 days less than the Michel Desjoyeaux’s record in the last edition.

François has made a flawless and admirable race. Along the spectacular race record (comparable to that of the maxi-multihulls for 15 years) should be emphasized, among others, the distance covered in 24 hours - 545.3 miles - and the return to Ecuador in 66 days , 1 hour and 39 minutes. All this achieved with his usual simplicity and humanity. Congratulations also to MACIF, the team agitée Mer, the CDK shipyard and all who have participated in the project, especially Michel Desjoyeaux, Gabart’s mentor in the last Barcelona World Race.