American sailor completes circumnavigation

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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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