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Arnaud Boissières, Double Whammy, eighth in the Vendée Globe 2012-2013

samedi 9 février 2013Information Vendée Globe

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Arnaud Boissières on Akéna Vérandas set in motion a fantastic afternoon of celebrations when he finished the Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world race in eighth place. He crossed the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne at 13h11m02s UTC ready to make his way into his home port, the home of his sponsors and to berth at the Port Olona marina which is home to his IMOCA Imoca #IMOCA Open 60.

His elapsed time for the passage which completes his second successful back to back Vendée Globe is 91d 02h 09m 02s, finishing 12 d 23h 52m 22s behind the race winner Francois Gabart and 22h 54 m 20s behind seventh placed Dominique Wavre.

His average speed on the theoretical course is 11.2kts, but in reality he sailed 24,478 miles over the ground at a real average of 12.6kts. Boissières finished the last race in seventh place in 105 d 2h 33 m.

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