Clarisse Cremer broke the women’s record for the Vendee Globe round-the-world race when she completed the solo event in just over 87 days.
The 31-year-old French skipper finished the race in 87 days 2 hours and 24 minutes, smashing Ellen MacArthur’s previous mark of 94 days and 4 hours set in the 2000-01 race.
“I’m so happy to be here. It’s a big relief, we were stressed until the end,” she said on the race website. “I’m happy to have succeeded and to be back with my team. This welcome is incredible, I feel like I am dreaming.
“There were times when I wished I had pushed harder on the machine, but the goal was to finish.”
[Arrivée du Vendée Globe 🏁]
Retour en images sur l’arrivée aux Sables d’Olonne de @ClaSurLAtlantiq (@VoileBanquePop)
Ce mercredi 3 février, à 16h44, elle a franchi la ligne d’arrivée après 87 jours, 02 heures, 24 minutes et 25 secondes en mer.#VG2020 pic.twitter.com/p8JcVqZpxx
— Vendée Globe (@VendeeGlobe) February 3, 2021
Source » France 24