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Glabart poised to win Vendee Globe in record time

Updated: January 26, 2013, 9:23 AM ET
Associated Press

LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France -- French sailor Francois Gabart is set to win the Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race in record time.

The 29-year-old Gabart is the youngest skipper competing in the seventh edition of the race. He's expected to reach the finish in western France early Sunday in his yacht MACIF.

Frenchmen Armel Le Cleac'h and Jean-Pierre Dick are second and third, respectively.

Gabart had been at sea for just over 77 days and was about 430 nautical miles ...

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