World sailing

Frenchman Yannick Bestaven wins the Vendée Globe solo around the world under sail

Published on: 01/28/2021 – 05:14 Frenchman Yannick Bestaven won the Vendée Globe solo round-the-world race on Thursday after a spectacular finish when one of his rivals hit a fishing trawler on the home stretch. The 48-year-old, in Master CoQ IV, was the third to cross the line, almost eight hours behind the leader, but won […]

World sailing

The Vendée Globe single-handed round-the-world race ends with a thrilling sprint to the finish

Frenchman Yannick Bestaven celebrates after winning the Vendée Globe solo around the world under sail on January 28, 2021 in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France.Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images The Vendée Globe single-handed round-the-world race has thrilled sailing enthusiasts with a tight sprint finish unique in the three-decade history of the sport’s longest event – and one of its […]

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Jules Verne Trophy: Attempt for a new record around the world under sail

With the parting words “Let’s go, 40 days, in 40 days we must be back here”, the skipper of the yacht Charles Caudrelier and five other crew members embarked on a mission to break the world record. around the world sailing race, otherwise known as the Jules Verne Trophy. With his co-skipper Franck Cammas, he […]