Vendee. Coleman Finishes Under Jury Rig

From : April 2017


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New Zealander Conrad Colman wrote a new chapter in the history of the Vendée Globe when he crossed the finish line of the non-stop solo round the world race under a makeshift jury rig.


After being dismasted late on the evening of Friday 10 February, when he was in tenth place and some 250 miles west of Lisbon, Portugal, Colman constructed and stepped a remarkable jury rig which allowed him to sail the final 740 miles to the finish. Since he was dismasted in what should have been his last big storm of his race, only three and a half days from the finish line where he seemed assured of an impressive 10th place, Colman ran out of food and lasted out his final days on the