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Ari Huusela Finishes the Vendée Globe

After 116 days at sea, Ari Huusela (Stark) has crossed the line and brought a close to the 9th edition of the Vendée Globe. He is the first Finnish skipper to complete the race.

In a race this difficult, making it to the finish is a victory in its own right. Though the last skipper to cross the line, Huusela will finish in 25th place of 33 and ahead of giants like Alex Thomson, Sam Davies and Fabrice Amedeo who were unable to complete the course.


The final rankings are as follows:

1. Yannick Bestaven (Maître Coq IV) 80d 3h 44min

2. Charlie Dalin (APIVA) 80d 6h 15min

3. Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée 2) 80d 10h 25min

4. Jean Le Cam (Yes we Cam!) 80d 13h 44min

5. Boris Herrmann (Seaexplorer-Yacht Club De Monaco) 80d 14h 59min

6. Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) 80d 15h 22min

7. Damien Seguin (Groupe APICIL) 80d 21h 58min

8. Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian Group) 80d 21h 42min

9. Benjamin Dutreux (OMIA-Water Family) 81d 19h 45min

10. Maxime Sorel (V And B Mayenne) 82d 14h 30min

11. Armel Tripon (L’Occitane en Provence) 84d 19h 7min

12. Clarisse Cremer (Banque Populaire X) 87d 2h 24min

13. Jérémie Beyou (Charal) 89d 18h 55min

14. Romain Attanasio (Pure-Best Western Hotels and Resorts) 90d 2h 46min

15. Arnaud Boissieres (La Mie Câline-Artisans Artipôle) 94d 18h 36min

16. Kojiro Shiraishi (DMG MORI Global One) 94d 21h 32min

17. Alan Roura (La Fabrique) 95d 6h 9min

18. Stéphane Le Diraison (Time for Oceans) 95d 8h 16min

19. Pip Hare (Medallia) 95d 11h 37min

20. Didac Costa (One Planet One Ocean) 97d 6h 27min

21. Clément Giraud (Compagnie du lit-Jiliti) 99d 20h 8min

22. Miranda Merron (Campagne de France) 101d 8h 56min

23. Manuel Cousin (Groupe Sétin) 103d 18h 15min

24. Alexia Barrier (TES-4myplanet) 111d 17h 3min

25. Ari Huusela (Stark) 116d 18h 15min

Sebastian Destremau (Merci) RETIRED

Isabelle Joschke (MACSF) RETIRED

Fabrice Amedeo (Newrest-Art et Fenetres) RETIRED

Samantha Davies (Initiatives-Coeur) RETIRED


Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) RETIRED

Kevin Escoffier (PRB) RETIRED

Nicolas Troussel (CORUM L’Épargne) RETIRED

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