Samantha Davies

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Samantha Davies
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Personal information
Nickname(s) "la petite anglaise"
Nationality  United Kingdom
Born (1974-11-28) 28 November 1974 (age 40)
Portsmouth, England
Sport
Sport Sailing
Team SCA

Samantha Davies (born 28 November 1974 in Portsmouth) is a British yachtswoman.

Early life[edit]

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

Biography[edit]

Resident in Kerlin (Trégunc), Brittany, France, Davies trains at "Pôle France, Finistère Course au Large" in Port-La-Forêt (La Forêt-Fouesnant).
She is engaged to French sailor Romain Attanasio and mother of a son, Ruben.

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] Her abundant and lively video footage during the race caused a media and audience frenzy that dubbed her "la petite anglaise".[3]

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