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The Transat - ORMA 60's Finish

(June 8, 2004) Frenchman Michel Desjoyeaux crossed the finish line of The Transat at the entrance to Boston Harbor to claim victory in the 60ft ORMA multihull class of the historic solo transatlantic race. Desjoyeaux, onboard Geant, also set a new transatlantic race record from Plymouth to Boston of 8 days, 8 hours, 29 minutes and 55 seconds, eclipsing the previous record for the race held by solo round the world record holder Francis Joyon of 9 days, 23 hours and 21 minutes in the last race in 2000. Finishing second to Desjoyeaux was Frenchman Thomas Coville's Sodebo, crossing the finish line two hours, eight minutes and five seconds behind. - Event website:

Photos by Thierry Martinez

Desjoyeaux steering from the windward capsule as he enters Boston Harbor

Desjoyeaux posing and pondering his achievement (and giving Omega some nice exposure)

Desjoyeaux looking famous in front of the world media

Coville riding the bow of second place Sodebo at the finish

Coville congratulating winner Desjoyeaux

Coville getting hydrated after finish

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