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American Schwab Finishes Vendee Globe

It was at 08 hours 00 minutes and 57 seconds GMT this Friday 25th February 2005 that the 60 foot monohull Ocean Planet skippered by American Bruce Schwab crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe 2004, a single-handed race, without stopovers and without assistance departing and finishing in Les Sables d’Olonne (France).

The race time to make the 23 680 miles is 109 days 19 hours and 58 minutes and 57 seconds at an average theoretical speed across the course of 8.98 knots.

References (GMT):
Start and finish: Les Sables d’Olonne (France)
Number of miles to cover: 23 680 miles
Start date: Sunday 7 November 2004 at 1202 GMT

Schwab’s Race time: 109 days 19 hours and 58 minutes and 57 seconds.
Delay behind winner: 22 days 08 hours and 13 minutes and 02 seconds.

Schwab’s Race (Ocean Planet):
Passage of the equator (outward trip): 20 November 2004 at 0800 GMT 12 days 19 hours and 58 minutes

Passage of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa): 7 December 2004 at 0805 GMT after 29 days 20 hours and 03 minutes

Passage of Cape Leeuwin (Australia): 23 December 2004 at 1900 GMT after 46 days 06 hours and 58 minutes

Passage of Cape Horn (Chile): on 19 January 2005 at 1050 GMT after 72 days 22 hours and 48 minutes

Passage of the equator (return): on 05 February 2005 at 2315 GMT after 90 days 11 hours and 13 minutes

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