DUTCH SAILOR PIETER HEEREMA TAKES SEVENTEENTH PLACE
Dutch skipper Pieter Heerema brought his No Way Back across the finish line of the Vendée Globe at 2126 hrs UTC this evening (Thursday 2nd March) to finish in seventeenth place. Heerema, at 65, completes this epic eighth edition becoming the first skipper from the Netherlands to complete the Vendée Globe. His elapsed time is 116 days 9 hrs, 24 mins and 12 secs. He sailed 29,747 miles at an average speed of 10.65 knots.
Read the full article on the Vendee Globe website: http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/19037/dutch-sailor-pieter-heerema-takes-seventeenth-place