14 fevereiro 2009

Constant cacophony of cheers and whistles

Celebrations begin
Sam is up on the foredeck now with the boat under the control of her technical team, the Roxy boys, with two appropriately pink flares lighting up the whole area as she starts the celebrations, dancing on the decks, looking up to the skies and loving the relief and the sheer joy that she made it, and her adventure has been so all consuming, and so fulfilling.
February 14. 2009 at 01:44

Sam's time
So Sam's time is 95 days 4 hours 39 mins 01 sec WITH her redress, her shore crew are on board and the scrutineer will go on board to check Roxy's engine seals. Sam looks delirious, and no doubt exhausted, elated and will be sad her great adventure is over. She has sailed impeccably and shared her race widely and freely, without any pretension. 10.87 knots average on theoretical distance of 24840 miles.
February 14. 2009 at 01:35

Sam finishes

And Sam Davies finishes the Vendee Globe, third across the finish line early on this Valentine's mornng, and incredible achievement, finishing at 00hrs 41 mins and 01 seconds GMT. Her Roxy boys shore team are on board immediatelyt hugs all round..
February 14. 2009 at 01:26

Sam Davies ready to finish
Still a hail of flashguns lighting up the night sky, picking out her huge megawatt smile and her famous boat Sam gets ready to finish her extraordinary Vendee Globe Her boat looks impeccable, a little rust around the solar panels on the deck, and she keeps trimming and working Roxy all the time as the puffy brreze brings her back upright, slowing from time to time. There is a constant cacophony of cheers and whistles. 500 m to line

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