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François Gabart Wins Vendée Globe in Record Breaking Fashion

On January 27, 2013, Francois Gabart (MACIF) completed the Vendee Globe Race as the winner, setting a new race record of 78 days, eclipsing the previous record set by Michel Desjoyeaux of 84 days in the 2008-9 edition. Armel le … Continue reading

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Vendee Globe Skipper Crushes Solo Speed Record

Flying François Gabart stepped up his Vendée Globe challenge with an unprecedented display of lightning fast sailing in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The youngest skipper in the race who, remarkably, is a rookie to solo sailing in the … Continue reading

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