4 - History of the Vendée Globe yacht race

The Vendée Globe yacht race has established an illustrious history and a glorious list of winners throughout its past.

Winners of recent editions and winning times:

  • 1989-1990: Titouan LAMAZOU (FR, Ecureuil d'Aquitaine II): 109 days 8 hours 48 minutes 50 seconds.
  • 1992-1993: Alain GAUTIER (FR, Bagages Superior): 110 days 2 hours 22 minutes 35 seconds.
  • 1996-1997: Christophe AUGUIN (FR, Geodis): 105 days 20 hours 31 minutes.
  • 2000-2001: Michel DESJOYEAUX (FR, PRB): 93 days 3 hours 57 minutes 32 seconds.
  • 2004-2005: Vincent RIOU (FR, PRB): 87 days 10 hours 47 minutes.
  • 2008-2009: Michel DESJOYEAUX (FR, Foncia): 84 days 3 hours 9 minutes.
  • 2012-2013: François GABART (FR, Macif): 78 days 2 hours 16 minutes 40 seconds.

Focus on François Gabart, winner of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe

francois-gabartFrançois Gabart won the seventh edition of the Vendée Globe at the age of 29, making him the youngest ever winner of the race. With a winning time of 78 days, 2 hours, 16 minutes and 40 seconds on board his single-hull Macif vessel, he became the first sailor to complete a solo, non-stop, unassisted, round-the-world race in less than 80 days, beating the record set by Michel Desjoyeaux in February 2009. 

 

 

Final rankings: 2012-2013 edition:

skippers Vendée Globe 2012-20131 - François GABART (Macif): 78 days 2 hours 16 minutes 40 seconds.
2 - Armel Le CLÉAC'H (Banque Populaire): 78 days 5 hours 33 minutes 52 seconds.
3 - Alex THOMSON (Hugo Boss): 80 days 19 hours 23 minutes 43 seconds.
4 - Jean-Pierre DICK (Virbac Paprec 3): 86 days 3 hours 3 minutes 40 seconds.
5 - Jean LE CAM (Synerciel): 88 days 0 hours 12 minutes 58 seconds.
6 - Mike GOLDING (Gamesa): 88 days 6 hours 36 minutes 26 seconds.
7 - Dominique WAVRE (Mirabaud): 90 days 3 hours 14 minutes 42 seconds.
8 - Arnaud BOISSIERESoissieres (Akena Vérandas): 91 days 2 hours 9 minutes 2 seconds.
9 - Bertrand DE BROC (Votre Nom autour du Monde): 92 days 17 hours 10 minutes 14 seconds.
10 - Tanguy DE LAMOTTE (Initiatives Cœur): 98 days 21 hours 56 minutes 10 seconds.
11 - Alessandro DI BENEDETTO (Team Plastique): 104 days 2 hours 34 minutes 30 seconds.
12 - Javier SANSO (Acciona 100% EcoPowered): Did not finish
13 - Vincent RIOU (PRB): Did not finish
14 - Zbigniew GUTOWSKI (Energa): Did not finish
15 - Jérémie BEYOU (Maître CoQ): Did not finish
16 - Samantha DAVIES (Savéol): Did not finish
17 - Louis BURTON (Bureau Vallée): Did not finish
18 - Kito DE PAVANT (Groupe Bel): Did not finish
19 - Marc GUILLEMOT (Safran): Did not finish
20 - Bernard STAMM (Cheminées Poujoulat): Disqualified 

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