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Australian couple complete the Transat Jacques Vabre transatlantic race

Australian duo Michelle Zwagerman and Patrick Conway crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Itajai, Brasil this evening at 2238hrs 03” local time (0038hrs 03” UTC Friday) to finish in 21st place in Class 40. The first Australian couple to complete the race which started on 7th November from Le Havre in France did so in an elapsed time of 26 days 23 hours 23 mins and 28 seconds. They finished 6 days1 hour 42 mins and 03 seconds behind Class 40 winners GDF SUEZ. Over the theoretical course of 5450 miles from Le Havre to Itajaí they averaged 8.76kts. In reality they sailed 5672 miles averaging 8.76kts. Well Done!