Saturday, 7 February 2009

Vendée Globe: Sam Davies hoping to break Ellen MacArthur’s female Vendée Globe record

Sam Davies on board Roxy. Image copyright Sam Davies/Roxy/Vendée Globe.

Last weekend at sea for Sam on board Roxy

by Justine Ozoux

After almost 90 days of sailing, leading British Vendée Globe skipper Sam Davies aboard Roxy is hoping to break the female Vendée Globe record of 94 days and 4 hours set by Ellen MacArthur in the 2000/01 edition of the race. Sam, currently lying in third place, is due to complete the solo, non-stop round the world race next Wednesday 11th or Thursday 12th February. With over 23,000 nautical miles travelled and just 1,700 miles to the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne, France, Sam admits that “Although I am starting to get excited, it is still too early to celebrate. This race has been a war of attrition and the most important thing now is to make it over the finish line.”

Roxy Sailing

Vendée Globe

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