- Armel Le Cleac'h wins in record 74 days
- Alex Thomson second in Vendee Globe
Shirley Robertson is a two-time Olympic sailing champion and host of CNN's Mainsail. She reflects on the Vendee Globe, a grueling sailing race that was won Thursday by Frenchman Armel Le Cleac'h after more than 70 days at sea. You can learn more about the race in February's edition of Mainsail.
Les Sables d'Olonne (CNN)Some call the Vendee Globe the "Everest of the seas," and while it's a rather lazy comparison, it's hard to argue against.