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11/14 - 19h09

Gabart wins IMOCA 60 Class adds to Vendee Globe win

This Friday 14 November at 17:38:55hrs TU/13:38:55h local François Gabart broke the finish line off Pointe a Pitre to win the IMOCA Class of the tenth Route du Rhum-Destination solo Transatlantic Race from Saint Malo to Gaudeloupe. The solo skipper of Macif took 12 days 4 hours 38 minutes and 55 seconds for the theoretical course of 3542 miles.

He sets a new IMOCA class record for the course, beating the 2006 mark of Roland Jourdain (12 d 11h 58m) by 7h 20m 3s.
He actually sailed 3963 miles at an average speed of 13,54kts. He has lead the IMOCA class since Cape Frehel, pursued always by Jeremie Beyou (Maitre Coq).
Gabart becomes the first skipper since Michel Desjoyeaux in 2002 to win both the Vendee Globe and the Route du Rhum, but he is the first to win both titles in the IMOCA 60 class.

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