Veteran Solo Sailor Wins the Golden Globe Race

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The British sailing magazine Yachting Monthly reports this morning on the winner of the Golden Globe around the world race in an article by Katie Strickland. 

Veteran solo skipper Jean-Luc Van Den Heede has won the Golden Globe Race, crossing the finish line aboard his Rustler 36, Matmut this morning at Les Sables d’Olonne after 212 days alone at sea.

This is the 73-year-old’s sixth circumnavigation, and a flotilla of boats escorted him into his home port while hundreds cheered from the quayside.

He was met by his good friend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who won the original 1968-1969 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race  – the only entrant to do so.

Read the full article in Yachting Monthly here.

 

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Author: Blue Water Sailing

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