The end of the 2012-2013 Vendee Globe yacht race

The huge around-the-world yacht race Vendée Globe 2012-2013, taking in Bonne Espérence, Leeuwin and Cape Horn, is coming to a close. Congratulations go to the Frenchman François Gabart, having set out on 10 November last year on the Macif boat, who came in first whilst beating all records. iXBlue took part in the Vendée Globe as a partner of the Cheminées Poujoulat boat, skippered by Bernard Stamm; Bernard didn’t manage to win this time round but our thanks go out to him for wearing our colors and for all the effort he put in. We wish him all the very best for his subsequent marine adventures.