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The IMOCA 60 ‘Charal’ the yachtsman Jérémie Beyou has won the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables after crossing the finish line, located 2 miles (4 km) south of the port of Les Sables, 20:44:08 pm (Spanish time) after investing 10 days, 5 hours, 14 minutes and 8 seconds, in a path cut out of 2.807 nautical miles (5.200 km).
The positioning of an anticyclone over the Azores, where it was the second step required of the test, forced the race director, Jacques Caraes, put in a new buoy step required to 500 miles (900 km) west of the coast of Britain.
This decision cut the original route of 3.560 nautical miles (6.598 km) 2.807 (5.200 km) to avoid that the fleet became trapped in a encalmada.
Jérémie Beyou, of 44 years, he has imposed his law with a boat of exception, the ‘Charal’, a design VPLP Verdier design launched in August of 2018, with the ‘foils’ (aileron side) V2 of last generation, installed in January of this year and that would have allowed him to average more than 20 knots (38 km/h) in the last part of the route.