• A Call to AntarcticaOn March 10, 2009 at 13:43:19 French time, Skipper Rich Wilson and Great American III crossed the finish line at Les Sables d'Olonne. Race time: 121 days, 41 minutes and 19 seconds
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Question asked by Gunther:

How many sailors are participating in Vendee Globe this year, and what countries are they from?



There are 30 skippers in the Vendee Globe race this year. I think more than there ever have been in the history of the race. Most of the skippers come from France, but there are also sailors from the United KIngdom (UK), Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, and the United States (me). You can learn about all of the skippers on the Vendee Globe website.


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