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Parnaudeau 10th


BENOIT PARNAUDEAU ON MAX HAVELAAR BEST WESTERN,
TENTH IN THE VENDEE GLOBE 2004-2005

It was at 13 hours 08 minutes and 54 seconds GMT this Thursday 3rd March 2005 that the 60 foot monohull Max Havelaar Best Western skippered by Benoît Parnaudeau 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 116 days 01 hours 06 minutes and 54 seconds at an average theoretical speed across the course of 8,50 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
Date of first arrival : Vincent Riou (PRB) on Wednesday 2 February 2005 at 22hr 49mn 55sec.
Date of second arrival : Jean Le Cam (Bonduelle) on Thursday 3 February 2005 at 05hr 22mn 08sec.
Date of third arrival: Mike Golding on Friday 4 February 2005 at 03 hr 17 minutes 13 sec.
Date of fourth arrival: Dominique Wavre on Tuesday 8 February at 05 hr 15 minutes 20 sec.
Date of fifth arrival: Sébastien Josse on Tuesday 8 February at 12 hr 04 minutes 10 sec.
Date of sixth arrival: Jean Pierre Dick on Sunday 13 February at 15 hr 51 minutes 38 sec.
Date of seventh arrival: Conrad Humphreys on Sunday 20 February at 02 hr 34 minutes 24 sec.
Date of eighth arrival: Joé Seeten on Sunday 20 February at 11 hr 04 minutes 45 sec.
Date of ninth arrival: Bruce Schwab on Friday 25 February at 08 hr 00 minutes 57 sec.
Parnaudeau’s Race time : 116 days 01 hours 06 minutes 54 seconds.
Delay behind winner: 28 days 14 hours and 18 minutes and 59 seconds.

Parnaudeau’s Race (Max Havelaar Best Western) :
Passage of the equator (outward trip) : 21 November 2004 at 1500 GMT 14 days 02 hours and 58 minutes
Passage of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) : 9 December 2004 at 1550 GMT after 32 days 03 hours and 48 minutes
Passage of Cape Leeuwin (Australia) : 26 December 2004 at 0130 GMT after 48 days 13 hours and 28 minutes
Passage of Cape Horn (Chile) : on 21 January 2005 at 0600 GMT after 74 days 17 hours and 58 minutes
Passage of the equator (return) : on 12 February 2005 at 1905 GMT after 97 days 07 hours and 03 minutes

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