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Boats made with Hexcel composites finish 1st and 2nd in Vendee Globe

News International-French

30 Jan 2013

Hexcel congratulates Chantier CDK, builder of the boats finishing 1st and 2nd in the 2013 Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race.

Both boats were built using Hexcel’s HexPly® carbon fibre/epoxy prepreg.  First to finish was Frenchman François Gabart on MACIF who won the race in a record time, finishing in 78 days, two hours, 16 minutes, beating the previous record of 84 days and three hours set by Michel Desjoyeaux in 2009 (also in a boat built with Hexcel materials). Armel Le Cleac'h on Banque Populaire finished three hours later in second place.


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