Vendée Globus: Shortly before the finish – sailor Boris Herman encounters a fishing boat

Vendée Globus: Shortly before the finish – sailor Boris Herman encounters a fishing boat

E.Approximately 90 nautical miles from the destination of the Vendée Globe in Le Sable d’Alonne an individual circumnavigation, Boris Herman, collided with a fishing boat. His team confirmed this on Wednesday night.

According to his own statement, the 39-year-old Hamburg was not injured, his yacht “Seaexplorer – Yacht Club de Monaco” was damaged. Herman continued to swim at a reduced speed. At the time of the incident, he was in third place. Because of the loan in time at six o’clock he was considered an opponent before the clash.

French skipper “Apivia” Charlie Dalin was the first to cross the finish line. The 36-year-old professional sailor and yacht designer finished his solo circumnavigation at a distance of 28,267.88 nautical miles in 80 days 6 hours 15 minutes 47 seconds. Due to the temporary loans of Herman and the fifth Frenchman Yannick Bestaven from “Maître Coq IV” he could not yet feel like a winner.

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