>> He spent 42 days sailing the seas all by himself, but François Gabart was far from alone as he approached the finish line, welcomed home by a flotilla of boats cheering him on.>>
Returning to the port of Brest, where he set off on November 4th, Gabart said he was overwhelmed.>>
>> The 34 year old says he got lucky with good weather. He posted videos online during the nonstop journey, as organizers tracked his trimaran by satellites. The World Sailing Speed Record Council must study the data before confirming any results.>>
But for Gabart, the celebrations have already begun.