Samantha Davies

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Samantha Davies
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Personal information
Nickname(s) "la petite anglaise"[citation needed]
Nationality  United Kingdom
Born (1974-08-23) 23 August 1974 (age 42)
Portsmouth, England
Sport Sailing
Team SCA

Samantha Davies (born 23 August 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.


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".[citation needed][3] Davis trains at "Pôle France, Finistère Course au Large" in Port-La-Forêt (La Forêt-Fouesnant).

Personal Life[edit]

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

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