Frenchman Francois Gabart won the seventh Vendee Globe round-the-world race on Sunday after a two-and-a-half month epic journey which saw him set a new record for the course.
French Skipper Francois Gabart competes on his monohull during the 7th edition of the Vendee Globe in Les Sables d'Olonne, western France, on November 10, 2012. Gabart won the round-the-world race, setting a new record for the course.
Gabart, at 29 the youngest skipper in the race, sailed back into the port at Les Sables d'Olonne in western France in mid-afternoon to a rousing welcome home from thousands of spectators gathered along the shoreline.
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