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Vendée Globe Concludes

Time flies when you’re watching some of the most talented solo racers sail around the world. It seems hardly any time has passed since the November start of the Vendée Globe, the notorious singlehanded nonstop race around the world. But … Continue reading

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Video of the Week II: Vendee Rescue

ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered skipper Javier Sanso was lifted off his liferaft by helicopter at 2340hrs UTC Sunday night following the capsize of his Open 60. Sanso arrived in the Azores island of Terceira at 0330hrs UTC Monday morning. He was … Continue reading

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François Gabart Wins Vendée Globe in Record Breaking Fashion

On January 27, 2013, Francois Gabart (MACIF) completed the Vendee Globe Race as the winner, setting a new race record of 78 days, eclipsing the previous record set by Michel Desjoyeaux of 84 days in the 2008-9 edition. Armel le … Continue reading

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Vendee Globe Update: Hope and Heat on the Rise

In the Vendee Globe, just 48 hours ago, Francois Gabart (Macif) was 274 miles ahead of a stalling Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) and some had begun crowning the young king. On Wednesday afternoon it is a different picture. The … Continue reading

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Vendee Globe Disqualification

An international jury has disqualified Swiss Vendee Globe sailor Bernard Stamm following the skipper’s pit stop on December 23rd south of Enderby Island (Auckland Islands, NZ) to repair his hydrogenerators. The Race Committee lodged a protest against Cheminées Poujoulat for … Continue reading

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Week Five Highlights in the Vendee Globe

They call him the Jackal because of his relentless hunting exploits in French sailing races and Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) is showing just why this week. After eating away at the lead of Francois Gabart (Macif), Le Cléac’h took … Continue reading

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