ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne
06 Dec 13
Despite some bleak weather expectations for Day 5 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2013, Port Phillip turned on the sunshine and all fleets were back in action.
|Date of Birth||23 March 1983|
|Place of Birth||Saint Michel d'entraygues|
|Website||www.francois-gabart.com/||@francoisgabart||Click here for a photo gallery|
François Gabart created Vendée Globe history on 27 January 2013 as he became the youngest skipper to win the race, smashing the race record on the way. At an average speed of 14.7 knots it took Gabart 78 days, 2 hours, 16 minutes and 40 seconds to cover 27,512.07 miles shaving 6 days and 53 minutes off the previous race record. Vendée Globe victory also gave Gabart points towards claiming the IMOCA World Champion crown becoming the first sailor to win the title and the Vendée Globe in the same year.
Winner- 2012-13 Vendée Globe - 78 days, 2 hours, 16 minutes, 40 seconds, average speed 14.7 knots, 27,512.07 miles - aged just 29 he is the youngest skipper to ever win the race and beat the previous race record by 6 days and 53 minutes
2012 IMOCA World Champion
1 - Rolex Fastnet Race (IMOCA class), GBR - August 2013 (co-skipper Michel Desjoyeaux)
(winning by just 57 seconds)
1 - Artemis Challenge, IoW, GBR - August 2013
4 - 2013 Formula 18 World Championship, Grosseto, ITA - July 2013-