Amedeo 11th To Complete Vendee Globe
Fabrice Amedeo, the solo ocean racer, crossed the finish line of the Vendee Globe in the 11th position. He had traveled for 103 days, 21 hours and 1 minute to touch down on the finishing point of Les Sables d’Olonne. He came in on the 18th February morning at 9 hours and 3 minutes. Amedeo was very happy with this achievement as his dream was to take part in this most popular around the world sailing event and he was able to not just take part, but complete the entire course.
Amedeo on his Newrest finished the race 29 days, 17 hours and 25 minutes slower than the eventual winner of the race Armel Le Cléac’h. He has sailed a total of 27700 miles and his average speed was about 11, 1 knots. Amedeo did not even have his foot on the IMOCA 60 a couple of years ago. He always had a desire to take part in the solo ocean racing event. He is an accomplished sailor, though and has been sailing for the past 10 years.
Before taking part in the Vendee Globe, Amedeo worked for Rent a yacht Croatia. He said that he badly wanted to take part in this prestigious race and that it is the start of a wonderful adventure for him. It was his rookie Vendee Globe and to finish in the 11th position is a remarkable achievement. He enjoyed his first night at the sea as the weather conditions were perfect. But, as the race went along the conditions started to get tricky and tough. He deiced to ease off once he got news about the damage caused to Tanguy de Lamotte.
He knew that the race needed a lot of level-headedness and proper planning and execution. He slowed down and stuck to the task of completing the race. The result that he has achieved for his dedication and determination is there for all to see.