sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Dominique Wavre presents Vendee Globe project in Geneva
Dominique Wavre presents Vendee Globe project in Geneva

''MIRABAUD' offshore of Yeu island before 2011 Transat Jacques Vabre.
- Vendee Globe 2012'    © Thierry Martinez/Mirabaud

Vendee Globe 2012 gets underway on 10th November. Dominique Wavre, skipper of yacht Mirabaud, will cross the start line to race non-stop around the world alone and without outside assistance. The Swiss skipper feels things are falling into place for him to achieve the best possible result.

On Thursday morning, Dominique Wavre presented his Vendee Globe project in Geneva. The single-handed round the world race is without stops or outside assistance. This will be the Swiss offshore sailor’s fourth entry in this legendary race; he will also take the start of his tenth circumnavigation, which will set a new record.

'I have been preparing for this challenge since the start of the year,' described Dominique. 'The Vendee Globe is a very special event for me; it is the most demanding and complex competition that exists because it requires infallible technical preparation, but also physical fitness and moral and psychological strength like no other race.'

The yacht Mirabaud has been thoroughly checked ahead of the Vendee Globe, it has also been converted to single-handed sailing with a new spray dodger that will protect the skipper from the elements and means he can trim the boat in relative comfort. The new mast has been fully tested and Dominique Wavre has sailed 5,000 kilometres this summer practicing his boat handling so that sail changes and tacking or gybing are second nature and cost no time on the clock.

'Our preparations have gone as planned and I am feeling comfortable with our current status,' said Dominique. 'I will be ready for the start on the 10 November and I feel that everything will come together for me to achieve the best possible result.'

Michele Paret, who is managing Dominique Wavre’s pre-race preparations said: 'The Mirabaud technical team has worked hard over the last eight months to get Dominique to the Vendee Globe start line in the best possible conditions. Dominique has also been heavily involved in preparations and he knows his boat like the back of his hand, which is a vital requirement for such a race.'

Antonio Palma, Mirabaud partner and CEO, has followed Dominique Wavre and Michele Paret’s progress closely in previous competitions and he is as enthusiastic about the Vendee Globe. 'It is the most demanding competition in the world and that is why Mirabaud has chosen to support Dominique Wavre in this challenge. A competitor needs to be serious and meticulous to compete, but also brave and very tactical. This race is a giant global chess game. I know that Dominique has done everything in his power to be the best prepared, I admire him greatly and wish him fair winds.'

Vincent Hagin, the President of Swiss Sailing was also present in Geneva to lend Dominique his support. 'Dominique Wavre is an incredible example for young Swiss sailors; his career and his palmarès are remarkable and the level of precision that he brings to his offshore preparations is inspiring. Swiss Sailing is not directly involved in offshore racing, but has a 'foot in the sea' through the Cruising Club Switzerland.'

The 2012 Vendee Globe starts on 10 November in the Sables d’Olonne, France. The current record is 84 days, three hours, nine minutes and eight seconds.

Dominique Wavre website
Vendée Globe website


by Bernard Schopfer

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=102006

2:55 PM Thu 13 Sep 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

22 Jul 2012  Vendée Globe - Check-up time for Kito de Pavant's Groupe Bel
07 Jul 2012  Vendée Globe – Sam Davis aims for podium finish
01 Jul 2012  Vendée Globe - Sam Davies delighted with first solo experience
21 Jun 2012  Vendée Globe - Interview with Jérémie Beyou
19 Jun 2012  Vendée Globe - Samantha Davies' qualifying phase underway
12 Jun 2012  Vendée Globe entrants list unveiled
16 May 2012  Vendée Globe to inspire an unforgettable film
28 Apr 2012  Vendée Globe welcomes Gamesa after winter refit
27 Apr 2012  Europa Warm-Up Race - Final major event before Vendée Globe start
10 Apr 2012  Vendée Globe - Intense preparation for Safran Sailing Team
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





























Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,












International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets   
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT