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7 March 2005, 09:42 am
LIARDET Finishes Eleventh
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Vendée Globe
Les Sables d'Olonne, France

Anne LIARDET (FRA) aboard Roxy has arrived in Les Sables d'Olonne, France to become only the third women to complete the Vendée Globe.
It was at 17 hours, 30 minutes and 40 seconds GMT this Sunday 6 March 2005 that the 60 foot monohull Roxy skippered by Anne LIARDET crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe 2004 to claim eleventh place.

LIARDET took 119 days, 5 hours, 28 minutes and 40 seconds to travel the 23,680 miles at an average theoretical speed across the course of 8.28 knots. She is only the third women to finish the race after Catherine CHABAUD (FRA) in 1996-7 and Ellen MacARTHUR (GBR) in 2000-1.

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 1202 GMT

Date of first arrival: Vincent RIOU (FRA) on PRB on Wednesday 2 February 2005 at 22 hours, 49 minutes and 55 seconds.

LIARDET's Race time: 119 days, 5 hours, 28 minutes and 40 seconds.

Delay behind winner: 31 days, 18 hours, 40 minutes and 45 seconds.

LIARDET's Race on Roxy:

Passage of the equator (outward trip): 21 November 2004 at 1930 GMT 14 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes

Passage of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa): 9 December 2004 at 1030 GMT after 31 days, 22 hours and 28 minutes

Passage of Cape Leeuwin (Australia): 26 December 2004 at 1700 GMT after 49 days, 4 hours and 58 minutes

Passage of Cape Horn (Chile): on 26 January 2005 at 1330 GMT after 80 days, 1 hour and 28 minutes

Passage of the equator (return): on 15 February 2005 at 0200 GMT after 99 days, 13 hours and 58 minutes

Event Media (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Roxy:© Jacques Vapillon/DPPI/Vendée Globe
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