In total darkness, without an audience, and received only a few Official as well as his Crew could not have been unspectacular fail the first finish of Boris Herrmann after the Corona-forced sause. To 1.12 at the middle of the night to Wednesday, Germany's success was achieved by the most successful Solo offshore sailor, after more than 3500 nautical miles and ten days, nine hours and 43 minutes and the port of Les Sables d'Olonnes, on the French Atlantic coast, and finished the Regatta Arctique Vendée with his first in the spring, the converted Yacht "Seaexplorer" on the seventh place.
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After the Start, ten days ago, Herrmann was part of the beginning of the Regatta, the return of France to Iceland and the Azores over, always to the group of Leading and led the twenty participants in a large field on the sixth day of the race, at times, even before a technical Problem dropped the mainsail up to the eighth Position to fall back. The 39-year-old Hamburg required almost a full day to repair his Yacht in the midst of the sea on a makeshift basis, the Regatta, focused to be able to continue and in the meantime even again almost up to fifth place fight its way.
"I'm fine and I'm happy"
"The race was Globe for me is a very good Test for the Vendée, and has given me more confidence in the boat as I – the castle apart from the broken mainsail – no major difficulties had," said Herrmann, immediately after his arrival, and with a view to the recent roller-coaster ride of emotions on the ocean. The winner of the Regatta, the Frenchman Jérémie Beyou, finished the race just under four and a half hours in front of Herrmann.
The Vendée Globe is considered to be one of the most dangerous races in the world, the professional sailor from the yacht club of Monaco will participate in the November the first German to it, and within just 80 days of solo and nonstop around the world sailing and to pass the Cape of good hope, Cape horn and the southern ocean is one of the most dangerous sailing passages in the world to cross.
The race will take place this fall for the ninth Time since its first edition 31 years ago and could be won only by Frenchmen. Also this year, the field of participants of the French dominated, but both Herrmann and the British Alex Thompson belong to the group of sailors, which is expected to win – if you stay out of major technical problems.Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 04:19