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Dominique Wavre during one of his seven round the world races, helming Intrum Justicia during the Whitbread Race 1993-94

Guillermo Altadill (Spain) has completed five round the world races and one round the world record attempt. Peter Blake (New Zealand), Pierre Fehlmann (Switzerland), Bouwe Bekking (Netherlands) and Magnus Olsson (Sweden) have all completed five round the world races. Mike Golding (United Kingdom) has completed four round the world races and one record attempt, three of which were the wrong way round! Herve Jan (France) has completed four round the world races and two Jules Verne trophies Thomas Coville (France) has completed three round the world races and four record attempts. Olivier de Kersauson (France) has completed two round the world races and five record attempts Dominique Wavre will start his eighth round the world race on the 10 November in the Sables 4 www.dominiquewavre.com

d’Olonne and he will become the only sailor in the world to have raced eight round the world races. The winner of our competition/survey, Pierrick Laine, also had a go at documenting which boats have competed in the most round the world races. Unlike the statistic about the sailors, which we scrupulously verified, we weren’t up to the task of checking the one about the yachts, so it should be taken with a pinch of salt. According to Mr Laine, two yachts are on equal points with five round the world races each. If anyone else has further information on this subject, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

Five round the world races: Fleury Michon IX The 89/90 Vendee Globe (abd); the 92/93 Vendee Globe (117days, 3rd); the 96/97 Vendee Globe (as Votre Nom autour du monde. Abandoned a few miles from the finish, but completed the lap); the 2000/01 Vendee Globe (as Aquarelle, 121days); the 04/05 Vendee Globe (as Roxy,

DWM - EN - Newsletter #19  

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