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British solo sailor Chris Stanmore-Major arrives back in Portsmouth having left 10 months ago to complete the VELUX 5 OCEANS solo, round the world race. Chris becomes the 182nd person to sail solo around the globe, the 22nd living Brit to do it.
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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