Saturday, 14 February 2009

Vendée Globe: Sam Expected To Finish 0200 GMT 14th February

Sam Davies on board Roxy. Image copyright Vincent Curutchet/DPPI/Vendée Globe.

Saturday morning arrival expected for third placed British female sailor Sam Davies in Vendée Globe

by Jake Motion

Sam Davies onboard Roxy, currently travelling at around 10 knots, is expected to cross the finish line in the Vendée Globe solo, non-stop round the world race at 02h00 (GMT) tomorrow (Saturday) morning. Roxy will then will make her way into the harbour at around 08h00 (GMT). Sam, sailing in her maiden Vendée Globe, is now just over 150 miles from the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne, where a crowd of hundreds of thousands of her supporters are waiting to welcome her and Roxy home.

Sam has defied the odds to maintain third place in the race despite having one of the oldest boats in the fleet, and is on course to post the second fastest time ever for a female Vendée Globe sailor.


Vendée Globe

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