The Vendee Globe Challenge 1992-1993 Results:  

Name - Boat

Final Place

Total Time

Average Speed*

SLR**

Country

Alan Gautier
Bagages Superior

1

110d 02h 22m 35s

8.55 knots

1.10

France

Jean Luc
Van Den Heede

Groupe Sofap

2

116d 15h 01m 11s

8.07 knots

1.04

France

Philippe Poupon
Fleury Michon

3

117d 03h 34m 24s

8.04 knots

1.04

France

Yves Parlier
Cacolac D'Aquitaine

4

125d 07h 12m 00s 7.52 knots 0.97 France
Nandor Fa
K&H Bank-Matav

5

128d 19h 05m 04s 7.31 knots 0.94 Hungary
Jose-Luis de Ugarte
Euskadi Europa 93

6

135d 06h 04m 03s 6.96 knots 0.90 Spain
Jean Yves Hasselin
PRB Solo Nantes

7

153d 06h 13m 6.14 knots 0.79 France

* The average speed was calculated on the predicted distance of 22,600 nautical miles. In reality all boats sailed longer distances to finish the course. In fact the average speed of all boats is higher than posted.

** This performance coefficient is calculated on the predicted distance of 22,600 miles and on overall length of the boat. In reality all boats sailed longer distances to finish the course and majority of the boats had shorter waterline length than their overall length. The coefficient would be higher for many boats if detailed information on exact sailed distance and waterline length of each boat would be available. More and more boats were specially designed for later races and majority of such yachts had waterline length almost matching overall length (set by race rules). Therefore this coefficient is more fair to each competitor who took part in later races.

Disqualified competitors:
Vittori Malingri, Everlast Neil Pryde, Italy - retired February 9
Bernard Gallay, Vuarnet Watches, Switzerland - retired February 4
Bertrand de Broc, Groupe LG, France - retired with keel problems January 23
Alan Wynne-Thomas, Cardiff Discovery, Great Britain - retired January 13, injured in capsize
Loic Peyron, Fujicolor III, France - retired November, hull delamination
Thierry Arnaud, Le Monde Informatique, France - retired November, sail problems
Nigel Burgess, Nigel Burges Yachtbrokers, Monaco - November, lost at sea

This results were compiled by  Richard Boehmer.

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