sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Vendee Globe - Mirabaud skipper rounds Cape Horn a record ninth time
Vendee Globe - Mirabaud skipper rounds Cape Horn a record ninth time

'Dominique Wavre, Mirabaud - 2012 Vendee Globe'    © Thierry Martinez/Mirabaud

In the Vendee Globe, Swiss sailor Dominique Wavre set a new record this morning onboard Mirabaud when he rounded Cape Horn at the southernmost tip of the American continent for the ninth time in competition.

He left Les Sables d’Olonne in France on 10 November 2012 to race his fourth Vendée Globe solo round the world race and has been at sea for 60 days. Wavre is currently lying in seventh place, just 300 nautical miles behind fifth placed Jean Le Cam with 7,000 miles to go to the finish.

Dominique Wavre first rounded Cape Horn in 1981 during the Whitbread round the world race and he went on to race the next three events. He rounded the Horn again in 2000 and 2004 during the Vendée Globe, and then in 2007 and 2010 during the Barcelona World Race.

Each rounding holds memories for Dominique, but he is much too absorbed in the current race to comment much on this impressive record! 'I am absolutely delighted to be leaving the Southern Ocean behind me, the cold, the ice, the damp!' he said. 'I feel for the sailors that have come before me through history, freezing cold, no technology, it must have been incredibly tough and terrifying. This region is a graveyard for vessels and you can’t ignore that fact when you sail in these waters. It is a very powerful place.'

Mirabaud & Cie Private Bank partner and CEO, Antonio Palma, sponsor of the project, was delighted with Dominique’s new record: 'What Dominique has accomplished since the start of the Vendée Globe and for that matter since the beginning of his career is absolutely amazing. We are very proud to be associated with such an impressive sailing record and with a sailor that demonstrates such exceptional human qualities. I wish Dominique luck for the rest of the race and I very much look forward to congratulating him in person at the finish.'

Dominique Wavre website
Vendee 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=105444

6:42 PM Wed 9 Jan 2013GMT


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

Click for further information on
2012 Vendee Globe

Related News Stories:

09 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Golding makes record Cape Horn rounding
09 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Golding makes history, rounds Cape Horn for sixth time
09 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - High speed action at sea
09 Jan 2013  Vendèe Globe - SynerCiel due to round Cape Horn
09 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Cheminees Poujoulat refueling at sea
09 Jan 2013  Vendèe Globe - Gamesa approaches Cape Horn
08 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Complex conditions for the fleet + Video
07 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Gamesa back in full speed + Interview with Mike Golding
07 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Tactical showdown continues for Gabart, Le Cleac'h
07 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Emotions high as Stamm collides with UFO + Video
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,






























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing   
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   


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