French sailor wins solo global race after 80 days

first_imgLES SABLES-D’OLONNE, France (AP) — French sailor Yannick Bestaven has won the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world race after more than 80 days alone and an unusually close final few hours to determine the winner. Bestaven wasn’t the first to cross the finish line. That honor went to countrtyman Charlie Dalin in the French port of Sables-d’Olonne late Wednesday. Bestaven was third across the line but given a time bonus of 10 hours for helping a fellow sailor who capsized off South America in late November.last_img

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