LES SABLES-D'OLONNE, France (AFP) - A 73-year-old Frenchman won the round-the-world Golden Globe race without the assistance of present day innovation on Tuesday (Jan 29) following 211 days adrift. 

Frenchman Jean-Luc van cave Heede secured triumph crossing the end goal in the Vendee in the voyage which began in July a year ago, beating 17 different contenders. 

The race includes an exhausting 48,000km solo circumnavigation of the globe in yachts like those utilized in the principal race 50 years prior, with no advanced innovation permitted aside from the interchanges gear. 

"What I've done is a central issue of mental quality, it's more helpful to have solid mental quality than physical quality," said Van cave Heede, who finished his 6th round-the-world race. 

The mariner who holds the east-to-west world record kidded it demonstrates even "at 73 years of age regardless you have great days in front of you". 

"Rediscovering the genuine underlying foundations of route like 50 years prior is the thing that energized me about the race," he included. 

Van sanctum Heede is a veteran racer having completed in second and third place in the Vendee Globe race amid the 1990s. 

He clarified the rivalries present differentiating difficulties. 

"This race is altogether different to the Vendee Globe since it's constant. The issue with these water crafts is they endure and take each blow." 

"I didn't see the time go, I didn't get exhausted. I let myself know, 'it's hard, you need to endure'," he included. 

In December, British contender Susie Goodall was saved by a Chinese holder send after her yacht was crushed by a tempest in the southern Pacific. 

Dutchman Mark Slats is the following of five residual mariners expected to touch base on the French west drift.
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