Otago Daily Times
World record smashed
Yachting: French skipper Clarisse Cremer smashed the women’s record for the Vendee Globe by seven days when she completed the solo roundtheworld race in 87 days after arriving at Les Sables d’Olonnes in France yesterday.
With thousands gathered to witness history, 31yearold Cremer finished with a time of 87 days, 2hr 24min to break Ellen MacArthur’s previous best mark of 94 days, 4hr set in the 200001 edition of the race.
‘‘I’m so happy to be here. It’s a big relief. We were stressed until the end,’’ she said on the race website. ‘‘I’m happy to have succeeded and to be back with my team. This welcome is incredible. I feel like I am dreaming.’’ — Reuters