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25 February 2005, 10:05 am
Bruce SCHWAB on Ocean Planet Finishes Ninth
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Vendée Globe
Les Sables d'Olonne, France

At 08 hours 00 minutes and 57 seconds GMT this Friday 25 February 2005 the 60 foot monohull Ocean Planet skippered by American Bruce SCHWAB (USA) crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe 2004 in Les Sables d'Olonne, FRA.
The race time to make the 23 680 miles is 109 days 19 hours and 58 minutes and 57 seconds at an average theoretical speed across the course of 8.98 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 1202 GMT
Date of first arrival: Vincent RIOU (PRB) on Wednesday 2 February 2005 at 22hr 49mn 55sec.
Date of second arrival: Jean LE CAM (Bonduelle) on Thursday 3 February 2005 at 05hr 22mn 08sec.
Date of third arrival: Mike GOLDING on Friday 4 February 2005 at 03 hr 17 minutes 13 sec.
Date of fourth arrival: Dominique WAVRE on Tuesday 8 February at 05 hr 15 minutes 20 sec.
Date of fifth arrival: Sébastien JOSSE on Tuesday 8 February at 12 hr 04 minutes 10 sec.
Date of sixth arrival: Jean Pierre DICK on Sunday 13 February at 15 hr 51 minutes 38 sec.
Date of seventh arrival: Conrad HUMPHREYS on Sunday 20 February at 02 hr 34 minutes 24 sec.
Date of eighth arrival: Joé SEETEN on Sunday 20 February at 11 hr 04 minutes 45 sec.

Schwab's Race time: 109 days 19 hours and 58 minutes and 57 seconds.
Delay behind winner: 22 days 08 hours and 13 minutes and 02 seconds.

Schwab's Race (Ocean Planet):
Passage of the equator (outward trip): 20 November 2004 at 0800 GMT 12 days 19 hours and 58 minutes
Passage of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa): 7 December 2004 at 0805 GMT after 29 days 20 hours and 03 minutes
Passage of Cape Leeuwin (Australia): 23 December 2004 at 1900 GMT after 46 days 06 hours and 58 minutes
Passage of Cape Horn (Chile): on 19 January 2005 at 1050 GMT after 72 days 22 hours and 48 minutes
Passage of the equator (return): on 05 February 2005 at 2315 GMT after 90 days 11 hours and 13 minutes

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