4th is better than 5th

PPL PHOTO AGENCY – COPYRIGHT FREE for editorial use only PHOTO CREDIT: Jane Zhou/GGR/PPL Tel: +44(0)7768 395719 E.mail: [email protected] web: www.pplmedia.com ***2018 Golden Globe Race: Istvan Kopar, the 66-year old American/Hungarian solo circumnavigator received a huge welcome on his return to Les Sables d’Olonne, France today to take 4th place overall in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. He completed the 28,000 mile voyage in 264 days 1 hour 38 mins 30 sec which includes a 24hr 40minute accumulative penalty) for stopping in the Cape Verde Islands to repair his self-steering, improper use of his emergency satellite phone and for straying into the No-Go Zone in the Southern Ocean

American Hungarian solo yachtsman Istvan Kopar finally reached the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne, France at 13:58 UTC today to take 4th place in the 2018 Golden Globe Race.

“This is the happiest day of my life…And this [Les Sables d’Olonne] is the best place to be…The Capital of offshore sailing.” He said on arrival at the dock.

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