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Yannick Bestaven wins the Vendée Globe 2020-2021

Yannick Bestaven Vendée Globe 2020 victory

The suspense was at the rendezvous on arrival this Wednesday evening. The ranking was played between five sailors. Burton (Bureau Vallée 2), Rettant (LinkedOut) and Bestaven (Maître CoQ IV) headed north to reach Les Sables-d'Olonne. Dalin (Apivia) and Herrmann (SeaExplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco) have for their part decided to go through the Gascony golf course and the Spanish coast.

The French sailor declared the winner

Originally from the Arcachon basin, the French skipper Yannick Bestaven arrived this Thursday 28 janvier at 4 hours, 19 minutes and 46 seconds. It is after 80 days, 13 hours, 59 minutes and 46 seconds of solo racing around the world, without stopover and without assistance that he is designated the winner of this 9e edition Vendée Globe.

LES SABLES D'OLONNE, FRANCE - JANUARY 28: Maitre Coq, skipper Yannick Bestaven (FRA), is pictured with the trophy upon his arrival in the Vendee Globe race on January 28, 2021 (Photo Jean-Louis Carli / Alea )

 

A winner who did not come first

Although arrived a little less than eight hours after Charlie Dalin, the Arcachonnais sailor saw his time increased by 10 hours and 15 minutes by the international jury of the Vendée Globe following the rescue of Kevin Escoffier.

 

LES SABLES D'OLONNE, FRANCE - JANUARY 28: Skipper Charlie Dalin, Apivia, is pictured with hand flares as he arrives in the Vendee Globe race on January 28, 2021. (Photo Jean-Marie Liot / Alea)

Charlie Dalin is therefore classified in second place, followed by Louis Burton, Boris Herrmann and Thomas Rettant.

Skipper Damien Seguin on the Groupe APICIL boat during the Vendee Globe, a round-the-world sailing race, on January 4, 2021 at Cape Horn. © Damien Seguin

Damien Seguin (Apicil), meanwhile came in sixth position after 80 days, 21 hours, 58 minutes and 20 seconds. He is the only one skipper disabled from this race, a first in the Vendée Globe.

 

 

© Photo A: Bernard Le Bars / Alea

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