The Vendee Globe is the toughest around the world race for sailors. The 10th potion of the Vendee Globe has been decided and it goes to Arnaud Boissières who touched the finish line of the popular racing event at 8 hours 26 minutes on last Friday morning.
This is the third time that Arnaud Boissières has completed the Vendee Globe race. He completed the race in 28 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes later than the first position that went to Armel Le Cléac’h. Boissieres traveled a total of 102 days, 20 hours and 24 minutes and sailed for 28,155 miles from the start of the Vendee Globe to the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne. His average speed during this testing race was 11.4 knots.
The French skipper had his share of difficulties during the Vendee Globe (it was slightly more taxing than Dubrovnik Yacht Charter) and made it to the tenth place in the race only after the mast of Conard Colman collapsed last Friday. Boissieres has completed the Vendee Globe race in 91 days, 2 hours and 89 minutes in the 2012-13 season and was placed 8th. He has also finished the Vendee Globe race in the 7th position in the 2008-09 season.
Boissieres has the record of completing three successive Vendee Globe races along with Armel Le Cléac’h. The French skipper was given a rousing reception when his La Mie Câline touched the finish line. He finished with a comfortable 170 miles clear of the Fabrice Amedeo, his nearest rival.
Arnaud said that he was very happy to have completed this tough race. He was very much delighted to have finished in the 10th position. He was over the moon to see a lot of fans waiting to receive him at the finish line. He said that he always thought about the fans and his home when they going were pretty tough.