When news happens, text SDE and your photos or videos to 80360. Or contact us by email and phone.
Gabart takes Vendee Globe honours
Updated 8:05am Monday 28th January 2013 in Sport
François Gabart this afternoon won the 2012/13 Vendee Globe round the world yacht race.
The Frenchman crossed the Vendée finish line in a new round-the-world record time of 78 days, 2 hours and 16 minutes 40 seconds.
Gosport’s Alex Thomson, aiming to finish the Vendee for the first time ever, remains third, and earlier this afternoon was around 1,400 nautical miles from the finish line in Les Sables in France.
Warsash’ Mike Golding is sixth, around 2,600 nautical miles from the finishing line.
Comments are closed on this article.