Today is a big day in Les Sables.  It is the official ceremony recognizing the winners of the Vendée-Globe, a round-the-world race that begins and ends in Les Sables d'Olonne.  There are two key rules: 1) each boat is sailed by a solitary skipper with no crew our outside assistance; 2) the boat may not make port for any reason along the way.  Needless to say simply finishing the race is a feat in itself.

Here Lauren Casella is out on the Remblai with her host sister to witness the festivities.

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