As the last skipper to register, Zbigniew « Gutek » Gutkowski, 39 and supported by electricity producer and operator ENERGA, has become the first Pole to compete in the Vendée Globe. He had also been the first Polish skipper to single-handedly sail around the world and finished second of last year’s Velux 5 Oceans race. His peers voted him Polish Yachtsman of the year. « I’m very proud to be part of this adventure and finishing under 100 days would make me really happy », said « Gutek ».
Vendée Globe Media Information: Liliane Frette Communication