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Pip Hare finishes the epic Vendée Globe Race

Pip Hare crosses the finish line in an impressive 95D 11H 37M

By Clare

At just before 0100GMT on 12 Feb 2021 British solo ocean racer, Pip Hare, crossed the Vendée Globe finish line off Les Sables-d’Olonne in France. Completing her non-stop solo circumnavigation in 95 days, 11hrs and 37min 30sec – just shy of Dame Ellen MacArthur’s longstanding record, set in 2001.

Pip Hare finishes Vendée Globe 2020/21

This amazing achievement was built from very humble beginnings. Racing a chartered yacht built in 1999, with minimal seed funding, she pitted herself against (and has now beaten many) competitors with multi-million-pound campaigns on state of the art, foiling yachts. A testament to Pip’s resilience, fierce competitiveness and exceptional seamanship. And also to her brilliant team of supporters and sponsors. What a race!

In a year when we have all missed feeling part of the action, Pip let us join her race from afar. Throughout her campaign, Pip shared the highs, lows and everything in between in her uniquely down to earth manner. Thank you, Pip. Here are some of our favourite highlights of her epic race around the world:

PIP STARTS THE VENDÉE GLOBE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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HER HOMEMADE SELFIE STICK

 

 
 
 
 
 
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CLOUD DODGING IN THE DOLRUMS

 

 
 
 
 
 
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EXPLAINING SOUTHERN OCEAN STRATEGY

 

 
 
 
 
 
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GEOGRAPHY LESSONS

 

 
 
 
 
 
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CHRISTMAS AT SEA

 

 
 
 
 
 
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BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR

 

 
 
 
 
 
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IT’S NOT ALL PLAIN SAILING

 

 
 
 
 
 
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AND NOT TO MENTION, SOLO MAST CLIMBS

 

 
 
 
 
 
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RUSSELL CROWE SEND PIP A HAPPY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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YET MORE MOMENTS OF ENGINEERING GENIUS

 

 
 
 
 
 
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THE CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

Photo by Richard Langdon / Ocean Images

CONGRATULATIONS PIP FROM US ALL HERE AT KRAKEN.

P.S. PLEASE CAN YOU GO AROUND AGAIN AS WE’VE LOVED FOLLOWING YOUR JOURNEY?!