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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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Vendée Globe: Virbac-Paprec 3 Loses its Keel

At 23.45hrs UTC January 21st, while sailing in the third position of the Vendée Globe, about 500 miles northwest of the Cape Verde islands, Jean-Pierre Dick called his team to inform them that his boat, Virbac-Paprec 3, had lost its whole … Continue reading

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This Week in the Vendee Globe

A nice piece from The New York Times on the Vendee Globe Race… Bernard Moitessier of France surprised the sailing world by peeling away from the first solo, nonstop, around-the-world race when he was on the cusp of finishing in … Continue reading

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Vendee Globe Skipper Crushes Solo Speed Record

Flying François Gabart stepped up his Vendée Globe challenge with an unprecedented display of lightning fast sailing in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The youngest skipper in the race who, remarkably, is a rookie to solo sailing in the … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Vendee Globe

The latest installment of the Vendee Globe has recently seen record breaking speeds, and over the past few weeks they have posted a bunch of cool video updates and highlights from the skippers.

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Video of the Week I: Sailing Superstition

EpicTV interviews Vendee Globe skipper Tanguy de Lamotte about why sailors are superstitious.

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Vendee Globe Yacht Retires After Hitting Trawler

Groupe Bel, one of the boats competing in the solo, non-stop round-the-world yacht race the Vendee Globe, was forced to pull out of the event on Monday after a collision with a trawler. Skipper Kito de Pavant, who was unharmed in … Continue reading

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Pioneers in “Zero Emissions Transoceanic Sailing”

The Vendée Globe is set to kick off, and the 100% eco-powered Open 60 Acciocia, skippered by Javier “Bubi” Sansó, might be one of the most interesting entrants in the race’s storied history – if nothing else, it’s at least … Continue reading

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The Vendée Globe is Here

The Vendée Globe starts November 10th (Saturday), so check out their website to meet the skippers, learn about the boats, watch videos and follow the action. Around the world via the three capes: The course for the Vendée Globe illustrates the … Continue reading

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60-foot Hydrogen-Powered Boat to Race in Vendee Globe

Scheduled to race in next year’s Vendée Globe, the IMOCA 60 Acciona, skippered by Javier Sanso, is a 60-foot sailboat featuring 100% eco-friendly navigation. Built in New Zealand and designed by engineer Owen Clarke, Acciona has replaced the diesel engine … Continue reading

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