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Joyon's record voyage in photos

Francis Joyon breaks Ellen MacArthur's solo round-the-world sailing record when he arrives in Brest, France

Francis Joyon breaks Ellen MacArthur's solo round-the-world sailing record when he arrives in Brest, France

The Frenchman holds aloft flares on leaving his boat after 57 days, 13 hours 34 minutes and six seconds at sea

The Frenchman holds aloft flares on leaving his boat after 57 days, 13 hours 34 minutes and six seconds at sea

Joyon receives a hero's welcome after knocking an amazing 14 days off the previous record

Joyon receives a hero's welcome from his compatriots after knocking an amazing 14 days off the previous record

And he proceeds to spray them all with celebratory champagne

And the 51-year-old proceeds to spray the assembled crowd with celebratory champagne

Britain's MacArthur sportingly waits at dockside to offer her congratulations to Joyon

Britain's MacArthur sportingly waits at dockside to offer her congratulations to Joyon

And meanwhile, as day breaks in France, smaller boats surround Joyon's trusty vessel, which is 22-feet longer than the boat used by MacArthur

And as day breaks in France, sailors surround Joyon's vessel, which is 22-feet longer than the boat used by MacArthur



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