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Polish skipper Gutek, who finished second overall, celebrates that he is the 183rd person, to have sailed solo around the world, as he arrived into the dock at the end of the VELUX 5 OCEANS, Ocean Sprint 5, arriving into La Rochelle, France today.
The VELUX 5 OCEANS is the oldest single-handed round the world yacht race. Run every 4 years since 1982, the race is the longest and toughest event for any individual in any sport. The race is a series of five high-pressure ocean sprints within a marathon circumnavigation. The 30,000 route takes the sailors from La Rochelle FR to Cape Town SA, then onto Wellington NZ, Punta del Este Uruguay, Charleston USA and back to La Rochelle FR, for the finish. For further VELUX 5 OCEANS images go to www.w-w-i.com/velux_5_oceans_2010_race/
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All Images ECO 60 Gutek Maersk Line Ocean Sprint 5: Charleston - La Rochelle Open 60 Operon Racing Race Finish Skipper Southern Ocean Ultimate Solo Challenge USA Velux 5 Oceans 2010-11 Race www.w-w-i.com Zbigniew Gutkowski