France’s Gabart Wins Vendee Globe Round-the-World-Race in Record

French yachtsman Francois Gabart won the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world race after 78 days at sea, setting a world record.

Gabart, 29, crossed the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne on the French Atlantic coast in his yacht MACIF at 15:18 p.m. local time today, according to LCI television channel.

To contact the reporter on this story: Fabio Benedetti-Valentini in Paris at fabiobv@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Frank Connelly at fconnelly@bloomberg.net

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.