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  Date 10 Nov  
  Description On November 9th 2008, 20 navigators will set sails aboard their monohulls, heading towards the three great capes, marking the southern tips of the African continent, Australia and America. The Vendée Globe will start, for the 6th time, from the harbour of Les Sables d’Olonne. http://www.vendeeglobe.org

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sail-world.com -- News - Vendee Globe 2008-2009 Mon, 10 Nov 2008



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Skippers attend an emotion packed Vendee Globe prizegiving By Vendee Globe media, 7:16 AM Tue 26 May 2009
The 2008-2009 Vendée Globe skippers climbed one after the other onto the huge podium erected on the beach for the official prize-giving ceremony for this sixth Vendée Globe. One by one the skippers, who kept millions of fans so excited, would make their appearance. ...
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Vendee Globe summary - Dismastings, rescues and battling on to the end By Vendee Globe media, 7:29 AM Tue 17 Mar 2009
From 9th November 2008 to the 15th March 2009 - here is a brief summary of the major events in this sixth Vendée Globe. Michel Desjoyeaux on Foncia on 1st February. The race had everything; dismastings, rescues and capsizes as well as brilliant sailing, determination and sportsmanship. ...
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Norbert Sedlacek completes the Vendee Globe and sets a new record By Vendee Globe media, 6:28 AM Mon 16 Mar 2009
After 126 days 5 hrs 31 mins and 56 secs at sea Sedlacek crossed the Vendee Globe finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne at 17 hrs 33 min GMT. Norbert Sedlacek set a new ocean racing record for landlocked nation when he became the first Austrian to complete a solo non stop round the world passage when he finished the epic sixth edition of the Vendée Globe in 11th place. ...
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Vendee Globe - Sedlacek due to finish By Vendee Globe media, 8:45 PM Sun 15 Mar 2009
Norbert Sedlacek, AUT, (Nauticsport-Kapsch) is set to finish the Vendée Globe solo round the world race this afternoon and bring to a close this epic sixth edition of the event. ...
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Dinelli finishes Vendee Globe By Vendee Globe media, 12:41 PM Sun 15 Mar 2009
If Raphael Dinelli had a sense of déjà vu when he crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe race this afternoon it would be entirely understandable. ...
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Dinelli and Sedlacek due to finish Vendee Globe this weekend By Vendee Globe media, 4:59 AM Sat 14 Mar 2009
Raphael Dinelli and Norbert Sedlacek should complete their Vendee Globe solo round the world races this weekend. Dinelli has been making good speed again during Friday afternoon, over eight knots with less than 160 miles to go to. And the Austrian skipper Norbert Sedlacek is still anticipating returning Sunday afternoon. ...
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Last two competitors in Vendee Globe due to finish this weekend By Vendee Globe media, 9:55 PM Thu 12 Mar 2009
Raphael Dinelli (Fondation Océan Vital) and Norbert Sedlacek, AUT, (Nauticsport-Kapsch) continue to return good average speeds and they head for the finish which they are expected to reach this weekend ...
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Wilson only second American ever to finish Vendee Globe By Vendee Globe, 7:09 AM Wed 11 Mar 2009
Crossing the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne at 12h43min19sec GMT, Rich Wilson has completed the 28 590.2, miles Vendée Globe solo non stop round the world race in ninth place. Wilson, the race’s senior skipper at 58 years old, has stuck rigidly to his watchwords of safety and conservatism, showing huge determination to complete the course as the pinnacle of a sailing career. ...
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Rich Wilson set to finish Vendee Globe By Vendee Globe media, 9:24 PM Tue 10 Mar 2009
Rich Wilson should break the finish line around midday GMT (1300hrs local) to bring to an end his difficult final, frustrating weeks. Wilson and his Great American III have less than 30 miles to sail. ...
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Rich Wilson nears Vendee Globe finish line By Vendee Globe media, 5:52 AM Tue 10 Mar 2009
Rich Wilson (Great American 111) will arrive in ninth position of this edition of the Vendée Globe, being the lone American of this race and only the second to complete the Vendée Globe. With 160 miles direct to Les Sables d’Olonne, in fact closer to 180 miles as he is sailing downwind, Rich Wilson is now expected to finish his Vendée Globe in the early afternoon of Tuesday. ...
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Vendee Globe finish late Monday or Tuesday for Rich Wilson By Vendee Globe media, 7:18 AM Mon 9 Mar 2009
Vendee Globe. Rich Wilson continues to make excellent speed directly towards Les Sables d’Olonne where he is now expected late Monday or perhaps early Tuesday. The Great American III has been making 11-13 knots and will shortly pass to the north of Cape Finisterre on a straight line route to the finish. ...
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Rich Wilson making steady progress towards Monday Vendee Globe finish By Vendee Globe media, 10:50 AM Sun 8 Mar 2009
635 miles, is all that separates Rich Wilson from the finish of his incredible Vendée Globe. Great American III is making steady speeds in about 15 knots of westerly breeze, heading directly at Les Sables d’Olonne this afternoon. ...
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