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American sailor completes circumnavigation

American Ryan Breymaier and his German sailing partner Boris Herrmann crossed the finish line Sunday of the Barcelona World Race to take fifth place.

The execution of their entire 25,200-mile course aboard an IMOCA Open 60 has earned them widespread and considerable acclaim for a maturity that belies the fact that this Barcelona World Race is their first IMOCA Open 60 ocean race together.

They did not let crucial damage to a hydraulic ram keel control affect their philosophy, even though it knocked 20  to 25 percent off their maximum performance since before Cape Horn.

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