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  • 16 February, 2021

Didac Costa finishes his second VENDÉE GLOBE in twentieth position

Didac Costa finishes his second VENDÉE GLOBE in twentieth position

Didac Costa finishes his second VENDÉE GLOBE in twentieth position 1024 819 Real Club Náutico de Barcelona

97 days, 6 hours, 27 minutes and 3 seconds to go around the world, is the time that the ocean navigator Didac Costa has spent crossing the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne, thus ending his adventure on last Saturday, February 13 at 20:47:03.

In his second solo regatta aboard the IMOCA One Planet One Ocean, Didac beat his time of 108 days and 19 hours of the last edition of the 2016-17 Vendée Globe, in which he was forced to return to Les Sables d ‘ Olonne just 45 minutes after the start when the engine compartment flooded, which could later be repaired, allowing Costa to restart the race four days later.

This edition has been much more satisfactory for Didac Costa, in which he has been competing in close contact with his rivals. Its average speed was 12.07 knots, having improved the performance of the IMOCA by eliminating daggerboards and saving almost a ton of weight. Sails, new engine and electronics and other modifications have allowed him to do a faster regatta and in which he has felt much more secure.

One more round the world trip in his pocket for Didac (he already has three), and an extraordinary feat in which the Reial Club Nàutic de Barcelona is proud that he has represented our Club.

We hope to receive you very soon in our docks to give you a warm welcome.

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