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Scott Shawyer, the first Canadian to finish the New York Vendée Race

by Canada Ocean Racing 13 Jun 16:50 PDT
Canada Ocean Racing Team © PKC Media / Canada Ocean Racing Team

Scott Shawyer, the skipper of the IMOCA Be Water Positive, has completed his first solo transatlantic race from the US to France.

By crossing the finish line today, the Canadian also became the first from his country to complete the New York Vendée race.

After 14 days of racing, Scott Shawyer covered the 3,100 nautical miles that separated New York from Les Sables d'Olonne, France. This first participation in the New York Vendée marks an important performance milestone in Scott's project and affirms the team's commitment to sustainable water management with his partners H2O Innovation and IDRA.

For more information visit www.canadaoceanracing.com.

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