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This non-stop, single-handed circumnavigation of the globe began in 1989, the brainchild of solo sailor Philippe Jeantot. On the 9th November 2008, 20 monohulls lined up off Les Sables d'Olonne, France, to begin their epic race around Antarctica and back again. 84 days later, winner Michel Desjoyeaux crossed the finish line, aboard his yacht Foncia. Among the other competitors this year were Samantha Davies, Dee Caffari, Jean Le Cam, Roland Jourdain and Armel Le Cl�ac'h.
Arrival of Michel Desjoyeaux on ^Foncia^, winner of the Vendee Globe 2008/2009 in 84 days 03 hours 09 minutes 08 seconds. Les Sables d'Olonne, 1 February 2009.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Arrival of Michel Desjoyeaux on ^Foncia^, winner of the Vendee Globe 2008/2009 in 84 days 03 hours 09 minutes 08 seconds. Les Sables d'Olonne, 1 February 2009.
Skipper Roland Jourdain making fast sheets on Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Skipper Roland Jourdain making fast sheets on Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.
^Foncia^ (Skippered by Michel Desjoyeaux) at the start of the Vendee Globe 2008/2009 in heavy seas. Les Sables d`Olonne, France, 9 November 2008. Desjoyeaux won the race, returning on 1st February 200...  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / ^Foncia^ (Skippered by Michel Desjoyeaux) at the start of the Vendee Globe 2008/2009 in heavy seas. Les Sables d`Olonne, France, 9 November 2008. Desjoyeaux won the race, returning on 1st February 200...
Skipper Bernard Stamm on Imoca 60ft monohull ^Ceminees Poujoulat^, Vendee Globe 2008-2009, September 08  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Skipper Bernard Stamm on Imoca 60ft monohull ^Ceminees Poujoulat^, Vendee Globe 2008-2009, September 08
Imoca 60ft Monohull ^Great American III^, skippered by Rich Wilson, Vendee Globe 2008-2009, Les Sables D'Olonne, France, October 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Imoca 60ft Monohull ^Great American III^, skippered by Rich Wilson, Vendee Globe 2008-2009, Les Sables D'Olonne, France, October 2008.
Monohull Open 60ft ^PRB^ with skipper Vincent Riou on bow, Vendee Globe 2008-2009. October 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Monohull Open 60ft ^PRB^ with skipper Vincent Riou on bow, Vendee Globe 2008-2009. October 2008.
60ft monohull Imoca ^Algimouss - Spirit of Canada^, skippered by Derek Hatfield, during single-handed Vendee Globe race 2008/2009, 17 October 2008, Les Sables D'Olonne, France.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / 60ft monohull Imoca ^Algimouss - Spirit of Canada^, skippered by Derek Hatfield, during single-handed Vendee Globe race 2008/2009, 17 October 2008, Les Sables D'Olonne, France.
60ft monohull Imoca ^Akena Verandas^, skippered by Arnaud Boissieres, during single-handed Vendee Globe race 2008/2009, 22 September 2008  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / 60ft monohull Imoca ^Akena Verandas^, skippered by Arnaud Boissieres, during single-handed Vendee Globe race 2008/2009, 22 September 2008
Monohull Open 60ft ^Temenos II^, skippered by Dominique Wavre, Vendee Globe 2008-2009, September 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Monohull Open 60ft ^Temenos II^, skippered by Dominique Wavre, Vendee Globe 2008-2009, September 2008.
Skipper Roland Jourdain on his Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Skipper Roland Jourdain on his Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.
Skipper Roland Jourdain consulting maps aboard Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Skipper Roland Jourdain consulting maps aboard Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.
Skipper Roland Jourdain on his Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Skipper Roland Jourdain on his Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.
Skipper Roland Jourdain pulling in sheets on Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Skipper Roland Jourdain pulling in sheets on Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.
Yachts moored in the marina at Les Sables d`Olonne for the Vendee Globe 2008/2009. 6 November 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Yachts moored in the marina at Les Sables d`Olonne for the Vendee Globe 2008/2009. 6 November 2008.
Yachts moored in the marina at Les Sables d`Olonne for the Vendee Globe 2008/2009. 6 November 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Yachts moored in the marina at Les Sables d`Olonne for the Vendee Globe 2008/2009. 6 November 2008.
Crowds of spectators and supporters in the marina at Les Sables d`Olonne for the Vendee Globe 2008/2009. 6 November 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Crowds of spectators and supporters in the marina at Les Sables d`Olonne for the Vendee Globe 2008/2009. 6 November 2008.
Vendee Globe 2008/2009 start, Les Sables d`Olonne, France, 9 November 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Vendee Globe 2008/2009 start, Les Sables d`Olonne, France, 9 November 2008.
Skipper Roland Jourdain winching aboard Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Skipper Roland Jourdain winching aboard Monohull Open 60ft ^Veolia Environment^ during Vendee Globe 2008-2009, October 2008.
Monohull Open 60ft ^PRB^ with skipper Vincent Riou holidng outrigger pole, Vendee Globe 2008-2009. October 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Monohull Open 60ft ^PRB^ with skipper Vincent Riou holidng outrigger pole, Vendee Globe 2008-2009. October 2008.
60ft monohull Imoca ^Akena Verandas^, skippered by Arnaud Boissieres, during single-handed Vendee Globe race 2008/2009, 22 September 2008  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / 60ft monohull Imoca ^Akena Verandas^, skippered by Arnaud Boissieres, during single-handed Vendee Globe race 2008/2009, 22 September 2008
Imoca 60` Bahrain Team ^Pindar^ (Skippered by Brian Thomson) at the start of the Vendee Globe 2008/2009, Les Sables d`Olonne, 9 November 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Imoca 60` Bahrain Team ^Pindar^ (Skippered by Brian Thomson) at the start of the Vendee Globe 2008/2009, Les Sables d`Olonne, 9 November 2008.
Yachts and ribs moored in the marina at Les Sables d`Olonne for the Vendee Globe 2008/2009. 6 November 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Yachts and ribs moored in the marina at Les Sables d`Olonne for the Vendee Globe 2008/2009. 6 November 2008.
Imoca 60ft Monohull ^Great American III^, skippered by Rich Wilson, Vendee Globe 2008-2009, Les Sables D'Olonne, France, October 2008.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Imoca 60ft Monohull ^Great American III^, skippered by Rich Wilson, Vendee Globe 2008-2009, Les Sables D'Olonne, France, October 2008.