French skipper Clarisse Crémer sailed around the world, alone on her sailboat, non-stop, without assistance, racing against other sailors across turbulent seas. The Vendée Globe race is often called the Everest of the seas.
The 31-year-old says her main goal was simply to complete the challenge, but in doing so in only 87 days, she smashed the previous women’s record by seven days.
It was her first time entering the competition, after six years of training.
Source » France24
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.”
Source » France 24
Yvan Bourgnon of Switzerland sailed his small 6.5 meter (~ 21 foot) catamaran 55,000 kilometers, around the world, in 220 days on the open water. As the the little sport catamaran didn’t have a cabin or on-board accommodation, the adventurer slept exposed to the elements.
Bourgnon documented his voyage and its ups and downs with his camera.