February 2 - Les Sables d'Olonne, France
Vincent Riou has won the sixth Vendée Globe solo around-the-world race, bringing the 60-ft PRB into the finish line in France at 22 hours 49 minutes and 55 seconds (GMT) today, Wednesday, February 2.
Vincent Riou aboard PRB
Photo Vincent Riou
Riou covered the course's 23,680 miles in 87 days, 10 hours, 47 minutes, 55 seconds, beating the record by a whopping 5 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes, 37 seconds.
For more on the Vendée, log onto www.vendeeglobe.fr/uk/.