sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Vendee Globe Race 2012-2013 - Le Cam breaks away, Stamm in trouble
Vendee Globe Race 2012-2013 - Le Cam breaks away, Stamm in trouble

'Synerciel - 2012 Vendee Globe'    Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendée Globe ©

Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) was still working this morning (his night) to try and fix his hydrogenerators, re-join the race and preserve any hope of a place on the podium. The weather has hardened, with 16-18 knot northwesterlies sweeping down on the Auckland Islands, but Stamm has shelter in Sandy Bay, Enderby Island, in the northeast of the Archipelago, where he anchored at 0500hrs on Sunday morning.

The diversion has already cost the Swiss sailor at least 600 miles and he has fallen 1,481 miles behind the leaders.

He may well lose fifth place to as Jean Le Cam (SynerCiel), in sixth, He averaged 14.6 knots on a direct course overnight and is just 290 miles behind Stamm – less than a day’s sailing at current speeds. If Stamm re-starts on Christmas Day, as is possible, then he will be chasing Le Cam in the Pacific.

Behind Le Cam, the nightmare of complicated routing continues for Mike Golding (Gamesa), Dominique Wavre (Mirabaud) and Javier Sansó (Acciona 100% EcoPowered), in horrible transition bubble of high pressure south of Tasmania. From their respective boat speeds they are still finding different conditions on the water than on the weather models. Golding (Gamesa) managed just 46.7 miles overnight at an average of 5.2 knots. It will be no consolation to him that he has arrived in the Pacific. Behind him Wavre (Mirabaud) fared a little better with 85 miles, but his progress has been complex and with a lot of effort Twisting further south Sansó made just 74 miles and will need another of his monumental catch-ups in the Pacific.

The losses may even be worse than they feared on Saturday, as they could have to wait 24 hours for some solid breeze to arrive from the southwest. On Friday they were still of a gang of four, now they are three because Le Cam is in a different weather system and flying away – 408 miles ahead of Golding, 475 miles ahead of Wavre and 703 miles ahead of Sansó.

Fleet News

After briefly losing the lead at the 1100hrs ranking on Sunday, Francois Gabart (MACIF) had won it back from Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) by 1500hrs and has continued to be the fastest boat in the fleet since, averaging 19.7 knots overnight. But he is only 10.2 ahead and 0.7 of a knot faster than Le Clèac’h, with 25-27 westerlies behind them as they head northeast to the Pacific West gate.
Rarely has a Vendée Globe lead been so hotly contested – there have been 19 changes of lead since December.

Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) lost some ground in third and is 518 miles behind, conceding 50-odd miles from his comeback. But he is further north and looks to have a good angle attack to the Pacific West gate.

As he anticipated Thomson has lost some speed. He made multiple gybes overnight as he heads northeast to the New Zealand gate around 200 miles ahead (depending on where he crosses). He averaged 12.1 knots overnight – his day and may have continued to make repairs to his hydrogenerators.

Behind Sansó the other four will all be pushed by a depression coming in from the north and bringing 30 knots of wind. That means more progress for Arnaud Boissières (Akena Verandas), as heads down to the East Australia gate, 350 miles southeast. He has been the fourth fastest over the last 24 hours, covering 364.8 miles more than twice as many as Sansó, who has made just 179.9 miles. He is 465 miles behind Sansó.


by Vendee Globe


  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=104968

8:57 AM Mon 24 Dec 2012GMT


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

Click for further information on
2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Related News Stories:

28 Dec 2013  Limited Edition photographic release 40 years in the making
30 Jan 2013  Sydney-Hobart Race 2012 - How the other half lives
16 Jan 2013  Wild Oats XI completes mission after historic treble
06 Jan 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart dominated by Reichel/Pugh designed yachts
02 Jan 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – the better mousetrap
02 Jan 2013  Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race video selection
01 Jan 2013  Blue Water Point Score 2012 - Ainsworth, Loki part ways on high note
01 Jan 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Quartet of honorary gentlemen
01 Jan 2013  Sydney Hobart 2012 – Maluka of Kermandie's arrival formally ends race
31 Dec 2012  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Prizegiving on New Year’s Day
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World







International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,








2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT