Shortly before 3 a.m., the third boat finished. Samuel Manuard with Tip Top/Charmilles Sales, a boat that he had designed and built himself, had taken 11:13:20. He did not have to wait long to see who was next in; Simon Curwen of Britain was the first non-Frenchman, in 11:14:25. Curwen said that the first 24 hours on which the leading boats covered around 240 miles, was "exhilarating." Unlike the winner, he had prepared for a leg taking even longer, saying, "With freeze dried food, another few days food doesnt weigh very much, theres very little penalty in taking it."