The Vendée Globe 2020 has provided many amazing memories of solo sailors taking on the challenge of sailing around the world alone. Although regulations have prevented the thousand-strong crowds to line the canal welcoming finishers into Les Sable-d’Olonne, the finishes were no less dramatic.
The Vendée Globe Race has kept us thrilled and on the edge of our seats from day one. After 81 days at sea Yannick Bestaven, the 48 year old French skipper of Maître Coq IV, is the overall winner of the ninth edition of the Race. He crossed the line in third place off Les Sables d’Olonne, France at 03hrs 19mins 46 secs early this morning. However, he takes the overall victory due to his compensation of 10 hours and 15 minutes for his role in the search and rescue of fellow competitor Kevin Escoffier. He finished ahead of Charlie Dalin by 2hrs 31mins 01secs and 6hrs 40mins 26secs ahead of Louis Burton.