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kucharek
2005-Feb-03, 11:28 AM
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=71000001&refer=europe&sid=aPor2ad_fY2E


Riou Wins Vendee Globe Non-Stop Sailing Race in Record Time
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...completing the 25,000-mile (40,224-kilometer) race in 87 days, 10 hours, 47 minutes and 55 seconds.

Bawheid
2005-Feb-03, 12:01 PM
Good effort fella. =D>

I saw this on the tv news last night, some great shots of the boat.

Tha absolute, solo, non-stop record is 73 days, but this may be lowered in a few days. (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=18490) The Vendee is for 60' monohulls; longer multihulls are faster.

frogesque
2005-Feb-03, 10:58 PM
Well done Riou =D> =D> =D> A magnificent effort and we'll even forgive him for being French :lol:

Wally
2005-Feb-04, 02:05 PM
Good effort fella. =D>


Tha absolute, solo, non-stop record is 73 days, but this may be lowered in a few days. (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=18490) The Vendee is for 60' monohulls; longer multihulls are faster.

Shorter multi-hulls are faster too! 8)

Bawheid
2005-Feb-04, 02:16 PM
As always, I stand corrected by Wally. :D