François Gabart

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François Gabart (born 23 March 1983 in Saint-Michel-d'Entraygues, France) is a French professional offshore yacht racer who won the 2012-13 Vendée Globe in 78 days 2 hours 16 minutes, setting a new race record.[1] In 2017 he set the speed record for sailing around the globe in 42 days 16 hours 40 minutes and 35 seconds finishing on 17 December. He was sailing singlehanded in the 30 metre Trimaran Macif.[2][3]

François Gabart
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François Gabart in Nice, September 2007.
Personal information
Born (1983-03-23) 23 March 1983 (age 38)
Saint-Michel-d'Entraygues, France

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  1. ^ "Vendee Globe 2012-13: Francois Gabart breaks solo record". BBC. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Voile : Gabart pulvérise le record du tour du monde en solitaire". Le Monde. 17 December 2017.
  3. ^ "French sailor sets round-the-world record". BBC. 17 December 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2019.

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