Nándor Fa arriving in Les Sables d’Olonne | Olivier Blanchet / Vendée Globe

Hungarian sailor finishes 8th in world yacht race

February 8, 2017

Hungarian skipper Nándor Fa crossed the finish line in 8th position with his 'Spirit of Hungary' boat, that he designed himself, in the Vendée Globe round-the-world non-stop solo yacht race in the port of Les Sables-d'Olonne, France, this Wednesday morning 93 days, 22 hours, 52 minutes and 9 seconds after leaving the same port in November 2016.

Nándor Fa sailed 27,850 miles (44,560 kilometers) at an average speed of 12.35 knots (22.87 kilometers per hour). As the report on Vendée Globe's website puts it, "Fa finishes satisfied with his excellent race, a fitting swansong to a remarkable sailing career which has elevated him to become universally known in his native, landlocked Hungary but which has earned him massive recognition and respect around the world for his skill, passion, humanity, humility and fair play."


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