Ocean Volvo Race - Photo Plisson

Ocean Volvo Race

Edition 2011 - 2012 - Photos of the departure of Lorient off Belle-Ile.
Finishing second in the last stage Lorient Galway, the Frenchman Franck Cammas wins a historic victory in the most Anglo-Saxon ocean racing. The only French victory goes back to 1986 with Lionel Péan and Team Spirit. Eric Tabarly himself participated in 4 editions of the Volvo (ex Whitbread) without ever being able to win. It was October 29, 2011 in Alicante that the start was given for a race of 39 300 miles. Franck Cammas, with this victory is certainly the most successful offshore runner : Jules Verne Trophy, Route du Rhum, Solitaire du Figaro, Skipper Elf ...
Upon his arrival in Galway, Franck said: "It's thanks to Eric that we're here. We did this a little for him. Younger, I dreamed of this race by reading the book of Tabarly "The World Tour of Pen-Duick VI" ...

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Volvo Ocean Race - Start of the last stage between Lorient and Galway [AT]

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