After 29 weeks, 22,200 tacks and 2,460,854 Nm travelled by the 60 completing boats the Race Committee is happy to announce the results for the 2008/09 FPL Global Challenge.
Hearty congratulations to tedbull . You and your crew were consistent throughout the course of the Race and held on despite loosing your focus slightly in the final leg.
A great effort there from my fellow Incredible baganboy . Kept pushing right up to your final tack and gave tedbull a run for his money.
As the highest placed female skipper cherylhoney showed the boys how this is done - nice job indeed - although 6 months on-board a boat with 15 athletic men may well have taken its toll
The Race Committee would like to thank all the skippers taking part - even those who have lost radio contact - and wish you well in your well earned rest - and with 190 run-agrounds and 174 men-overboard there are sure to be some patching up, of both boat and body, to be done.
There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
Ratty, The Wind in the Willows.