At 03:12 BST, Solidaires en Peloton-ARSEP skipper Thibaut Vauchel-Camus crossed The Transat bakerly finish line in New York, taking line honours in the highly competitive Class40 division.
Embroiled in one of the race’s most exciting podium battles to date, Vauchel-Camus this morning arrives in the Big Apple victorious – and looking forward to a burger and a hot shower.
Covering a total 3804nm between Plymouth and New York, the 37-year-old sailor was greeted by the iconic Manhattan skyline and Lady Liberty herself after 17 days, 12 hours, 42 minutes and 56 seconds at sea.
His striking sky blue boat recorded an average speed of 9.04 knots, often setting the pace of the Class40 fleet.
Runner up in the 2014 Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe and finishing fourth in the 2015 Transat Jacque Vabre, Vauchel-Camus was an early favourite going into the race and today he is hailed the winner.
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