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Vendee Globe - Thomson snags third, Wavre under threat By Vendee Globe, , 1:23 AM Sat 12 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, the weekend is almost upon us and for the twelve sailors still in the race, they are not thinking about donning their glad rags, or disco dancing, but tacks, gybes and sail trimming. Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) strengthened his hold on his third place. Yesterday, ahead of the game, François Gabart (Macif) tacked first followed, seven hours later, by Armel Le Cléac’h. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Reaping the South Atlantic rewards + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:01 AM Fri 11 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) is reaping the rewards of his choice to ascend the South Atlantic along the coast of Brazil and is gaining ground by every position report. Now only six miles separates him and current third place Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3). Jean-Pierre Dick has elected to tackle the St Helena High by going upwind in 15-20 knots. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Long ascent continues for the leaders By Vendee Globe, , 9:47 PM Thu 10 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, constantly in a northerly flow of around 15 knots, the two leaders continue their long ascent up the South Atlantic, Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) managed to claw back a few miles this morning reducing the gap between him and François Gabart (Macif) by fourteen miles. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Mike Golding overslept aboard surging Gamesa By Emily Caroe, Cape Horn , 7:20 PM Thu 10 Jan 2013
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. ...[more]


Vendee Globe: Bernard Stamm announces retirement from race By Sail-World, 6:01 AM Thu 10 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe media have reported that at 5.11PM UTC (6.11PM French time) Cheminées Poujoulat skipper Bernard Stamm notified the race Direction he is officially retiring from the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe. The decision to retire from his third Vendee Globe, brings to an end a long saga which began in the Auckland Islands ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Bernard Stamm, Cheminees Poujoulat officially retires By Vendee Globe, 5:56 AM Thu 10 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, at 5.11PM UTC (6.11PM French time) Cheminées Poujoulat skipper Bernard Stamm notified the race Direction he is officially retiring from the 2012-2013 Race. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - Cheminées Poujoulat opération de ravitaillement réussie By Fanny Evenat, , 4:52 AM Thu 10 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe - Privé de l'énergie du bord depuis dimanche 6 janvier, suite à sa collision avec un objet flottant non identifié, Bernard Stamm a passé le cap Horn ce matin et retrouvé son ami Unaï Basurko. Navigant dans le secteur dans le cadre de ses projets personnels, le Basque a ravitaillé en carburant le skipper de Cheminées Poujoulat, lui permettant de rallumer ses batteries. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Mirabaud skipper rounds Cape Horn a record ninth time By Bernard Schopfer, , 4:42 AM Thu 10 Jan 2013
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. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Golding makes record Cape Horn rounding By Vendee Globe, , 10:44 PM Wed 9 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding (Gamesa) in sixth place, rounded Cape Horn this morning at 02.05 GMT and became the only person to have raced around this infamous rock three times each way: west to east and east to west. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Golding makes history, rounds Cape Horn for sixth time By Gamesa, Cape Horn , 5:50 PM Wed 9 Jan 2013
British and Gamesa solo sailor Mike Golding successfully rounded the Cape Horn on Wednesday 9 January, at 02:05 GMT, making him the only person to have raced around the dangerous rock three times each way: west to east and east to west. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - High speed action at sea By Vendee Globe, 6:22 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Bernard Stamm and his Team Cheminées Poujoulat today announced that they have elected the solution to get more fuel onboard his Open 60 Cheminées Poujoulat at sea, boat-to-boat. This solution ensures the safety for the sailor and his monohull, because approaching a port without means of propulsion, or navigation data could be dangerous. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - SynerCiel due to round Cape Horn By Vendèe Globe, 12:35 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe - At the end of the pacific passage, through the treacherous deep south, Cape Horn is the last mandatory gate via which the skippers must pass. It is their dream to round the mythical Horn, synonymous with turning into the final furlong, onto the home strait. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Cheminees Poujoulat refueling at sea By Team Cheminées Poujoulat, , 12:18 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe - So a refueling at sea, via a boat, is supposed to be the solution selected by Bernard Stamm and his Team Cheminées Poujoulat. This solution is indeed the one that ensures greater safety for the sailor and his monohull, as approaching a port without means of propulsion or navigation data could be dangerous. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - Gamesa approaches Cape Horn By Emily Caroe, 12:08 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe 2012-13 skipper Mike Golding is sailing relatively conservatively now, some 250 miles or about 18 hours to Cape Horn, very much into the mode in which he plans to make his sixth passage of the legendary cape. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Complex conditions for the fleet + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:04 AM Tue 8 Jan 2013
At 5:15am in the Vendee Globe, Jean-Pierre Dick called his technical team to explain the strop (a soft shackle), which attached the forstay to the deck had broken. At the time of the incident, Virbac-Paprec 3 was sailing upwind in 30 knots of wind, with two reefs in mainsail and the staysail up. Jean Pierre immediately put the boat downwind to stabilize the situation and began work on the repair. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Gamesa back in full speed + Interview with Mike Golding By Emily Caroe, Cape Horn , 7:33 PM Mon 7 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper Mike Golding has 630 miles to make to Cape Horn this morning and is back up to 16 and 17 knots boat speeds now that the horrendous conditions he has had for the last 48 hours have finally eased. He can now contemplate a slightly smoother passage towards his sixth rounding of the Horn. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Tactical showdown continues for Gabart, Le Cleac'h By Vendee Globe, Pacific , 6:59 PM Mon 7 Jan 2013
The Vendee Globe 2012-2013 continues to be a fierce tactical battle between Francois Gabart and Armel Le Cleac'h with Banque Populaire’s skipper surging towards east with the hope of taking the advantage of a pivotal wind shift. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Emotions high as Stamm collides with UFO + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:11 AM Mon 7 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, on Sunday morning, around 3.30AM (French time), Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) informed his shore crew he had hit an unidentified floating object, which ripped off his port side hydrogenerator. His second hydrogenerator is also broken and is not charging. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Le point sur la situation de Bernard By Fanny Evenat, , 5:00 AM Mon 7 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe - Peu avant 14 heures, ce dimanche, le skipper de Cheminées Poujoulat a rallumé ses instruments de communication pour contacter la terre afin de faire un rapide point sur sa situation. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Golding leads group towards Cape Horn By Emily Caroe, , 4:28 AM Mon 7 Jan 2013
Conditions remain tough in the Vendee Globe for Mike Golding at the head of a group of five Open 60s that he leads towards Cape Horn. Winds are not only strong but very squally and unsettled and the seas are big, angry and confused as he works Gamesa through the final 940 miles. ...[more]


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