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11/20 - 17h33

Miranda Merron finishes seventh in Class 40

British solo sailor Miranda Merron crossed the finish line of the 3542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo Transatlantic  race off Pointe-a-Pitre this Thursday afternoon at 16:17:25hrs UTC 12:17:25hrs local time in seventh place from a field of 43 starters in Class40.
Sailing the Finot-Conq designed optimised Pogo S2 Campagne de de France Merron 's elapsed time for the passage is 18d 3h 17m 25s. The legendary solo race which taks place only every four years started from Saint Malo, France on Sunday 2nd November. In reality she sailed 4347 miles at an average speed of 9.99kts. Merron finished 1d9h30m17s after  Class40 winner Spain's Alex Pella.  


After a longtime duel with French rival Fabrice Amedeo (who held seventh place, Merron passed him this morning less than 30 miles from the finish after he had to pitstop at Basse Terre. A tightly wrapped spinnaker meant Amedeo chose to halt to fix his problem, thereby required to stop for a minimum of four hours.  

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