Eric Bellion crosses the Vendée Globe finish line on the "Comme Un Seul Homme" boat
After more than 3 months at sea by himself, Eric Bellion, skipper of Comme Un Seul Homme, crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe 2016/2017 on February 13th.
Source : Comme Un Seul Homme Youtube Channel
A management training professional, he’s the first first-timer to complete the race and finishes in 9th in the overall ranking, having previously only sailed for two weeks solo before this adventure. With Comme Un Seul Homme, Eric wanted to raise awareness about the richness of differences.
Pernod Ricard is proud to be part of his 14 sponsors and to have supported him in this incredible trip around the world. During his 99 days spent alone at sea, Eric lived an incredible human adventure. None of the obstacles he encountered, damages to his rudder and sails or lack of power, undermined him. Eric went on this adventure for himself but above all for others, and to give more visibility to his battle for diversity. Pernod Ricard’s 18 500 employees convey their heartfelt congratulations to Eric Bellion ! #CommeUnSeulHomme #CreateursDeConvivialité #DareWinCelebrate
Relive Eric’s incredible adventure here http://www.ericbellionvendeeglobe2016.com/