sail-world.com -- Vendee Globe - Mike Golding overslept aboard surging Gamesa

Vendee Globe - Mike Golding overslept aboard surging Gamesa    

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered images reduced in size (300 pixels long side). 
If you would prefer to see medium sized images (500 pixel long side) click here , or to view large images (660 pixel long side) click here.
If text only (without pictures) is your preference, click here


'Mike Golding, Gamesa - 2012 Vendee Globe'    Mike Golding Yacht Racing ©

Sixty miles south of the Falkland Islands this morning, Mike Golding can reflect on a good night’s work with Gamesa in the groove and making good miles, even if he does feel he overslept slightly.

In truth, Golding’s oversleep was by minutes not hours. But it is an insight into how sensitised the solo skipper becomes to small changes in boat speed when he is asleep, that he was on deck in minutes when he felt his boat was overpressed and on the edge of control.

'The breeze has eased back – perhaps there is an effect of the island but I should be far enough away – but I had 23-25kts through the night with pouring rain but the boat was moving well. I had a little oversleep and the boat was really powering along with the bow down and the pilot struggling a bit and so I was on deck, angry with myself, and I think I did the fastest change to the Solent ever. But to be fair I think I was only asleep for an extra few minutes. And looking at it afterwards it is fine, I was wanting to stay away from the islands bit.

'But Cape Horn was a very long session. First there was a lot of manoeuvres, then the Le Maire Strait, overall it was a very long period so I feel I have been a bit overtired. As soon as we get clear of the Falklands I am going to catch up a bit. I’m still a bit jaded.'

Mike is at 178 miles behind Jean Le Cam, who went to the west of the island group whilst Golding is going east, but he feels he can still reduce that deficit.

'I think he will be struggling a little in a bit and has to come this way. We have a long runway in this breeze. Longer term our weather is reasonably complicated. It is not as bad as for the guys in front. It is good with this lateral separation with Jean, it would certainly be good to get back to 100 miles.

'But overall I’d take more nights like the last one, the boat was going well, under Genoa and then Solent, the tiller was hardly moving at all and that is always a good sign.'



by Emily Caroe
- 9:20 AM Thu 10 Jan 2013 GMT





Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=105469

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.)  If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here .  For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here .  If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here

Click for further information on
2012 Vendee Globe

Related News Stories:
26 Apr 2013  Vendee Globe - Seventh edition generates benefits never reached before
09 Apr 2013  Vendee Globe - President of the French Republic receives skippers
23 Feb 2013  Vendee Globe - Di Benedetto, Team Plastique across the line + Video
21 Feb 2013  Vendee Globe - Out of the final calm and into the breeze + Video
17 Feb 2013  Vendee Globe - Tanguy de Lamotte crosses finish line + Video
17 Feb 2013  Vendee Globe - Upwind finish expected for Tanguy de Lamotte
15 Feb 2013  Vendee Globe - Final act will test two skippers still at sea + Video
13 Feb 2013  Vendee Globe - Closest finish in the race’s 24-year history
11 Feb 2013  Vendee Globe - Bertrand de Broc arrives ninth in Les Sables d’Olonne
09 Feb 2013  Vendee Globe Race - Hugo Boss makes podium with Doyle Sails

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 AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT