sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Vendee Globe - Essential items to take on board
Vendee Globe - Essential items to take on board

'Chow down'    ©V.Curutchet/Dark Frame /Virbac-Paprec
There are only a few weeks to the start of the Vendee Globe and as the clock ticks down, the twenty skippers are nearing the end of their preparations and focusing on essential items to take on board, one of them being food.

Spending months at sea, alone, the skippers have to pack smart and the menu throughout this year will feature plenty of freeze dried food as Florence Juillard, responsible for Jean-Pierre Dick's food explains, 'We are only taking enough portions of food for the amount of time the skipper thinks he will be at sea. And to keep the weight to a minimum, we mostly stick to dried-frozen food.

'Fresh products that have been prepared specifically for the day of the start are eaten first - for example a fresh salad with pasta, ham, nuts, cherry tomatoes, cheese and dried sausage followed by fresh fruits. But Jean-Pierre soon has to switch to frozen-dried food until the end of the race.'

In preparation for the race the sailors spend a period of time adjusting their diets to run level with what they'll eat throughout the race. They also test and validate each dish of every food that's loaded on board.

No food is forbidden and some treats will be a welcome reward for special occasions as Juillard added, 'Jean-Pierre is taking Saint Michel and Bonne Maman biscuits with him, chocolate from a Ploemeur chocolate factory and very good tea. In this Vendée Globe, Jean-Pierre will take a small bottle of Mumm Champagne with him.'

As the sailors experience different climates and conditions throughout the Vendee Globe various intakes of food will be required at various stages. 5,000 calories a day will be required at certain points, a significant hike considering the average input is between 2,200 and 2,700 per day.

On the typical meal that Dick will partake in during his voyage Juillard said, 'In the morning, there is a dried-frozen cooked breakfast with some bread, jam and honey. Lunch can be dried-frozen lamb or pasta, 50 grams of ham and dried-frozen dessert, like custard pie. Snacks are usually an energy drink, a chocolate bar and dried fruits. As for dinner, it can be Frozen-dried Pasta Milanese, cheese and a red berries yoghurt.'

Dick will be on the starting line on 10 November alongside 19 other competitors who would have all gone through the same process.

Vendee Globe website

.


by ISAF

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103032

7:54 PM Fri 19 Oct 2012GMT


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:

20 Oct 2012  Vendee Globe - Safran arrives in Les Sables d’Olonne
17 Oct 2012  Vendee Globe - Acciona 100% EcoPowered all set
17 Oct 2012  Vendee Globe - Golding and Gamesa ready for battle
11 Oct 2012  Vendee Globe - Acciona 100% Ecopowered ready for battle
11 Oct 2012  Vendee Globe - Marc Guillemot and Safran prepare for battle
02 Oct 2012  Vendee Globe - IMOCA skippers participate in the Azimut Trophy
22 Aug 2012  Vendee Globe - Akena Verandas at sea, Cheminées Poujoulat prepares
26 Jul 2012  Vendee Globe - Virbac Paprec 3 in dry dock
27 Jun 2012  Vendee Globe - Bertrand de Broc launches yacht
22 Jun 2012  Vendee Globe - Davies Video, Golding's new mast, Thomson sets out
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


































ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   


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 VIR US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT