People: Mar. 3, 1997

MAN 1, NEPTUNE 0

"In the worst moments," said French schoolteacher turned sailor CHRISTOPHE AUGUIN, "I said to myself that I am too young to die. But," he added philosophically, "you have to accept that possibility." Auguin, who last week broke the world record for nonstop solo circumnavigation of the world in a yacht, had plenty of bad moments over the almost 106-day journey. Only half of the 12 competitors in the Vendee Globe are expected to finish the race. Two were rescued by the Australian navy; one is still missing. "Finding your way through a field of icebergs," Auguin...

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