Penmaenmawr Sailing Club

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Vendée Globe race – Sam Davies gets a hero’s welcome


Congratulations Sam – from all Pen Sailing Club
Girl power swept back into the French town of Les Sables d’Olonne this morning as Samantha Davies completed the 25,000-mile Vendée Globe race, cheered by thousands of supporters. In the style that has characterised her

race and her personality she acknowledged her fans by

smiling bashfully and kissing Foxy, her fluffy pink flamingo mascot, newly dressed in a little vest that stated: ‘We Love Sam’.

Here in France, Foxy Roxy is the big story after the masterful victory of Michel Desjoyeaux. Sam, 34, is the second ‘petite anglaise’ to capture the hearts of the public; eight years ago an even bigger phenomenon transformed the gamine 24-year-old Ellen MacArthur into an overnight superstar.

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