Briton Mike Golding completes Vendee Globe race
Golding finishes in sixth place in round the world race
Job done. After over 88 days at sea, Mike Golding completed his third Vendée Globe solo round the world race and his sixth circumnavigation of the planet, crossing the line in sixth place at Les Sables d’Olonne.
It has been a long, hard slog for the man from Warsash on the banks of the River Hamble in Hampshire and he has indicated strongly that this was his last solo round the world venture.
He had been beaten home by Frenchman Jean le Cam, with whom he has been in a tussle for weeks, hampered since entering the Southern Ocean south of South Africa by losing an important sail, and leaking water through the keel since half way back up the Atlantic.
The Volvo round the world race, which next starts from Alicante, Spain next year, has chosen Fort Adams, close to Newport, Rhode Island, as its United States stopover.
It has already announced that the first stop will be in Recife, Brazil and will call at Auckland, Itajai, Brazil and finish in Gothenberg. Before the last race it had been announced that Abu Dhabi wanted to host two stopovers, it may be that a stop at Sanya,China, may be replaced by Hong Kong and, after leaving Newport, Lorient had also announced before the last race that it had a deal for two races.
Latest in Sport
Sami Khedira to Arsenal: Midfield omitted from Real Madrid squad for Spanish Super Cup
David Gold furious after Carlton Cole parody account mocks up a picture of West Ham chairman as a suspect in the Madeleine McCann case
Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation
Angel Di Maria latest: Manchester United target is Real Madrid's 'best player', says Diego Simeone
Luis Nani exit: The curious case of the Manchester United winger
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda': Singer finally releases predictable video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women