Yoann Richomme wins The Transat CIC! on PAPREC ARKÉA

French skipper Yoann Richomme made it two back-to-back solo Transatlantic wins today when he brought his PAPREC ARKÉA across the finish line first on the historic Transat CIC race across the North Atlantic from Lorient in Brittany to New York.

Richomme on his Finot Conq-Antoine Koch designed PAPREC ARKÉA crossed the finish line at 18:23:32 UTC (14:23:32hrs local time NYC) to conclude a very close battle with German skipper Boris Herrmann (Malizia Seaexplorer) who was less than 30 miles behind when he crossed. His elapsed time for the 2,950 nautical miles course since leaving Lorient on Sunday 28th April is 8d 6h 53mn 32sec.

Britain’s Sam Davies (Initiatives-Coeur) completes an international IMOCA podium

An exhausted but delighted  Sam Davies sailed her Initiatives Coeur across the finish line of the Transat CIC at 20:11:37hrs local time NYC (00:11:37 hrs UTC) to take a well earned third place on the legendary solo race across the North Atlantic. 

As it was for also Germany’s Boris Herrmann who finished second some 3hrs and 30 minutes ahead of her, the result is Davies’ best ever finish on a major IMOCA ocean race. Her elapsed time is 8 days 12 hours 41 mins 37 seconds and she finished only 5 hours and 48 minutes behind race winner Yoann Richomme (PAPREC ARKÉA).

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