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----- Whitbread Round the World Race -----

The finish of Leg 8 in La Rochelle, France, on Sunday, May 17, 1998. EF Language wins the Whitbread Race with one leg to spare. (Click on the photos to see larger images.)

EFL Supporters
The EF Language shore crew welcomes the Whitbread winner in La Rochelle.

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The victorious crew waves from aboard EF Language in La Rochelle.

Paul Cayard
Paul Cayard, the winning skipper.

Mark Rudiger
Mark Rudiger, the winning navigator.

Cayard on camera
Paul Cayard meets the TV crews after coming ashore.
Cayard phones home
Paul Cayard phones home.

Cayard and Guillou
Paul Cayard with Christine Guillou, skipper of the EF Education women's team.
Cayard and crew
Paul Cayard and his "crew" in La Rochelle.

Paul Cayard
Paul Cayard, the winning skipper.

View Leg 8 Start Photos.

Photos courtesy Rick Tomlinson, Thiery Martinez and Team EF.

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