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3 March 2005, 01:34 pm
STOP PRESS: Benoit PARNAUDEAU (FRA) On Max Havelaar Best Western Finishes Tenth
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Vendée Globe

The Frenchman crossed the line in Les Sables d'Olonne at 13:08 GMT today.
It was at 13 hours, 8 minutes and 54 seconds GMT this Thursday 3 March 2005 that the 60 foot monohull Max Havelaar Best Western skippered by Benoît PARNAUDEAU crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe 2004. The single-handed race without stopovers and without assistance, departing and finishing in Les Sables d'Olonne, France.

PARNAUDEAU completed the 23,680 miles in 116 days, 1 hour, 6 minutes and 54 seconds at an average theoretical speed across the course of 8.50 knots.

References (GMT) :

Start and finish : Les Sables d'Olonne (France)

Number of miles to cover : 23 680 miles

Start date : Sunday 7 November 2004 at 12:02 GMT

PARNAUDEAU's Race time : 116 days 1 hours 6 minutes 54 seconds.

Delay behind winner: 28 days 14 hours, 18 minutes and 59 seconds.

PARNAUDEAU's Race (Max Havelaar Best Western):

Passage of the equator (outward trip): 21 November 2004 at 15:00 GMT 14 days, 2 hours and 58 minutes

Passage of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa): 9 December 2004 at 15:50 GMT after 32 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes

Passage of Cape Leeuwin (Australia): 26 December 2004 at 01:30 GMT after 48 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes

Passage of Cape Horn (Chile): on 21 January 2005 at 06:00 GMT after 74 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes

Passage of the equator (return): on 12 February 2005 at 19:05 GMT after 97 days, 7 hours and 3 minutes

Event Media (As Amended By ISAF). Image, PARNAUDEAU:© MAX HAVELAAR-BEST WESTERN
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