Samantha Davies (sailor)
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Samantha Davies Sailor
Samantha Davies
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Personal information
Born (1974-08-23) 23 August 1974 (age 45)
Portsmouth, England

Samantha Davies (born 23 August 1974 in Portsmouth) is an English yachtswoman.

Early life

Davies was educated at Portsmouth High School.[1] She has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from St John's College, Cambridge.


Samantha Davies came into the limelight with her 2008-2009 single-handed circumnavigation in the Vendée Globe race, where she placed fourth. She was the third to cross the finish line, but owed a time allowance of 50 Hr to competitor Marc Guillemot, who crossed the line 48:40' after her. The time allowance was applied following both competitors' diversion to assist injured skipper Yann Eliès, but Marc Guillemot benefited from a larger handicap because of his forward position in the race.[2]

Personal life

Davis resides in Kerlin (Trégunc), Brittany, France. She is engaged to French sailor Romain Attanasio and has one son, Ruben.

Record of achievement


  1. ^ "Alumni - Sam Davies".
  2. ^ British round-the-world yachtswoman leaves race to rescue competitor
  3. ^ Yachting Journalists' Association Award
  4. ^ List of winners Transat AG2R (in French). "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

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