05 February 2013

Jean-Pierre Dick finishes fourth with no keel in Vendée Globe

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Jean-Pierre Dick finishes fourth with no keel - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: " Jean-Pierre Dick, Virbac-Paprec 3, finishes with no keel but takes fourth in the Vendée Globe 2012-2013 French skipper Jean-Pierre Dick crossed the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne this afternoon at 16hrs 05 mins and 40 seconds UTC/GMT to finish fourth in the Vendée Globe, the famous solo non stop around the world race. His third participation has yielded his best ever result, despite having to race the final 2650 miles without a keel on his IMOCA Open 60 Virbac-Paprec 3. Dick’s elapsed time for course is 86 days, 3 hours, 3 minutes and 40 seconds. He finishes 8 days and 47 minutes behind race winner François Gabart (MACIF). . . . " more at Tenacious JP - Vendée Globe 2012-2013

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