Marc Guillemot sailing the Open 60 yacht Safran crossed the Vendée Globe finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne at 01h21min GMT on Sunday. A hard earned third place in this epic edition of the Vendée Globe solo non stop around the world race. In order to complete his first Vendée Globe the skipper had to sail for the final 1000 miles, with no keel. His keel dropped out of his boat on February 9th, and since then the skipper from La Trinité had to sail prudently to avoid capsizing his sailboat.

Marc Guillemot beat Sam Davies sailing Roxy by a net 1 hour and 19 minutes and 25 seconds, who finished yesterday. A tiny amount of time when you consider they raced all the way around the world! Guillemot received a time compensation of 82 hours for diverting from his course to assist in the evacuation of injured Yann Eliès 800 miles south of Australia in the Southern Ocean.

Read more:   Vendée Globe – Marc Guillemot Comes In, Sam Davies Squeezed Out

Vendée Globe Podium:

1. Michel DesjoyeauxFoncia
2. Armel Le Cléac´h – Brit Air
3. Marc Guillemont – Safran

3. Vincent Riou –  PRB

Vendee Globe 2008-2009

Vendee Globe 2008-2009 JEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI

Read more about the Vendee Globe :
Marc Guillemont
Michel Desjoyeaux Wins the Vendée Globe
Armel Le Cléac´h Wins Vendée Globe 2nd
Sam Davies Finishes the Vendée Globe
Vendee Globe

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