Frenchman smashes solo sailing record

Frenchman François Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the race in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. The 34-year-old sailor comfortably beat the previous record set by compatriot Thomas Coville last year by six days and 10 hours. Gabart becomes just the fourth title-holder for a world record of sailing the globe solo without stopping. The race time was announced by an observer from the…

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