After covering 27281 nautical miles in 88 days, 6 hours and 36 minutes, Hampshire sailor Mike Golding has finished the 2012-2013 Vendee Globe in sixth place.
This was Golding’s forth Vendee Globe race, and is the first person to have completed the race three times.
On finishing the race Mike said;
‘It is a relief to be finished. It has not been the easiest of Vendée Globes, in fact it has been the hardest without any question because of the weather. I didn’t do this Vendée Globe, or any other, to stack up a numerical supremacy, I did them to compete, and to win it would have been a dream. I haven’t done that, but in pursuing that dream, I have made several others come true, including this one of having finished the race successfully three times. It’s an honour to hold that accolade.’ (Vendee Globe website)