Yannick Bestaven, the 48 year old French skipper of Maître Coq IV, is the overall winner of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe.
He actually took the gun for third place off Les Sables d’Olonne, France at 03hrs 19mins 46 secs early this Thursday morning (28 Jan).
With a time compensation of 10 hours and 15 minutes, awarded by an international jury for his role in the search and rescue of fellow competitor Kevin Escoffier, Bestaven takes overall victory.
Finishing 2hrs 31mins 01secs ahead of Charlie Dalin and 6hrs 40mins 26secs of Louis Burton who both finished ahead of him and take second and third respectively.
Germany’s Boris Herrman was in contention for a podium position until he struck a fishing boat at 90 miles from the finish line.
He eventually finished in fifth place.
Vendée Globe Leaders – Day 85 – Sat 30 Jan – Updated 08:00 hrs UK
1st FRA Yannick Bestaven – Maître CoQ IV – Arrival date: 28/01/2021 03:19:46
2nd FRA Charlie Dalin – APIVIA – Arrival date: 27/01/2021 19:35:47 – Race time: 80d 06h 15m 47s
3rd FRA Louis Burton – BUREAU VALLEE 2 – Arrival date: 27/01/2021 23:45:12 – Race time: 80d 10h 25m 12s
4th FRA Jean Le Cam – Yes we Cam! – Arrival date: 28/01/2021 19:19:55 Race time: 80d 13h 44m 55s
5th FRA Boris Herrmann – SEAEXPLORER – Arrival date: 28/01/2021 10:19:45 Race time: 80d 14h 59m 45s
6th FRA Thomas Ruyant – LinkedOut – Arrival date: 28/01/2021 04:42:01 – Race time: 80d 15h 22m 01s
7th FRA Damien Seguin – GROUPE APICIL – Arrival date: 28/01/2021 11:18:20 Race time: 80d 21h 58m 20s
8th FRA Giancarlo Pedote – PRYSMIAN GROUP – Arrival date: 28/01/2021 12:02:20 Race time: 80d 22h 42m 20s
9th FRA Benjamin DUTREUX – OMIA – WATER FAMILY – Arrival date: 29/01/2021 09:05:20 Race time: 81d 19h 45m 20s
10th FRA Maxime SOREL – V and B-MAYENNE – Arrival date: 30/01/2021 03:50:15 Race time: 82d 14h 30m 15s
19th GBR Pip Hare – Medallia – 2952 nm to Finish
22nd GBR Miranda Merron – Campagne de France – 4095 nm to Finish
Nicolas Troussel, Alex Thomson, Kevin Escoffier, Alex Thomson, Sebastien Simon, Sam Davies, Fabrice Amedo, Isabelle Joschke, Sébastien Destremau