“ Dick, at the helm of the IMOCA 60 St Michel – Virbac, completed the 3,050-nautical mile course from Plymouth in 12 days, 17 hours, 28 minutes and 07 seconds.”
French sailor Jean-Pierre Dick crossed the finish line of The Transat bakerly off New York today in the early hours of this morning at 02:58 local time (07:48 BST), as the third placed IMOCA 60 and rounding up the podium positions for the 60-foot monohulls.
Dick, at the helm of the IMOCA 60 St Michel – Virbac, completed the 3,050-nautical mile course from Plymouth in 12 days, 17 hours, 28 minutes and 07 seconds. The top three IMOCA 60 skippers all finished within 15 hours of each other, with Armel Le Cleac’h leading the fleet home on Banque Populaire, when he crossed the finish line at 11:27 local time (16:27 BST).
Dick, a Transat Jacques Vabre and Barcelona World Race winner, had actually sailed a total of 3,706 miles through the water at an average speed of 12.13 knots. As he crossed the finish line under darkness, only Paul Meilhat on SMA was left on the ocean in the IMOCA 60 fleet, with 268 miles to go to reach the finish.
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