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Tenacious solo sailor Christophe Bullens arrived in Cape Town this morning bringing to an end a gruelling six-week ocean sprint in the VELUX 5 OCEANS round the world yacht race. Bullens secured fifth place in the first leg (Ocean Sprint 1). The 49-year-old was given a rapturous welcome as he sailed into the South African port 49 days, 22 hours and 55 minutes after the race start in La Rochelle, France, on October 17. The smile on the Belgian's face said it all as he blasted over the finish line at 2.55pm local time in his Eco 60 yacht Five Oceans of Smiles too concluding an epic first leg which saw Christophe overcome several major setbacks including boat breakages and illness. His unrelenting determination to succeed encompasses the true spirit of the VELUX 5 OCEANS. (Noted: Brad Van Liew (American) finished 1st , 2nd Zbigniew "Gutek" Gutkowski (Polish) 3rd Derek Hatfield (Canadian), Chris Stanmore-Major 4th,(British) Christophe Bullens 5th (Belgian). Available video includes: arrival celebrations and interviews, edited package
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