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Vendee Globe 2012-2013 - Laborious night for Gamesa's Golding By Emily Caroe, Cape Finisterre , 7:35 PM Mon 4 Feb 2013
Mike Golding has worked Gamesa tirelessly through the night as he negotiates his way towards Cape Finisterre in light, upwind conditions which have confounded him several times in the night. He has lost some 20 miles on rival Jean Le Cam but remains some 50 miles ahead. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Safe and sound By Vendee Globe, Terceira , 7:09 PM Mon 4 Feb 2013
Lifted off his liferaft by helicopter at 2340hrs UTC last night, Javier Sanso, the Spanish skipper of Acciona 100% EcoPowered arrived to the Azores island of Terceira at 0330hrs UTC this morning. He was examined by a doctor in the helicopter who did not find any signs of hypothermia and at the military base in Terceira ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Spain's Sanso capsizes, distress beacons triggered By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, 6:47 AM Mon 4 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe - this Sunday morning 3rd February, around 1049hrs UTC, two distress beacons of Acciona 100% EcoPowered, skippered by Spanish solo sailor Javier Sanso were triggered. The alarms were received at 1052hrs UTC. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Anything can happen at any time + Video By Vendee Globe, 4:39 AM Mon 4 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Jean-Pierre Dick was 550 miles south from the Azores when his keel broke off eleven days ago, his damage consequently handing over his third place to Briton Alex Thomson. And last night, at around 0200hrs UTC Tanguy de Lamotte, some 440 miles to the SW of the Cape Verde islands hit something in the water which damaged his rudder and his keel. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Golding extends lead over Le Cam + Interview By Emily Caroe, 8:52 PM Sun 3 Feb 2013
Vendee Globe 2012-2013 Mike Golding has doubled his lead on Jean Le Cam since the same time yesterday morning, now 80 miles ahead with 260 miles of separation NW-SE. Golding is at the latitude of Lisbon and is now on the opposite side of the high pressure system. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Long and intense duel + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:17 AM Sun 3 Feb 2013
Their Vendée Globe battle has been nearly as long and intense as that of winner François Gabart against second placed Armel Le Cléac’h, and it is definitely proving an engaging postcript to the podium finishes, but British skipper Mike Golding insists he is not stressing about Jean Le Cam’s strategy which is the very opposite to his. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Golding climbs to fifth again By Emily Caroe, , 9:49 PM Sat 2 Feb 2013
Vendee Globe 2012-2013 - The early morning ranking on this 84th day of the course sees Mike Golding having risen to fifth place, now some 40 miles ahead of Jean Le Cam and the long-time rivals now splitting as they pursue different strategies. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Franco-British duel resumes + Video By Vendee Globe, 5:32 AM Sat 2 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, offshore, along the coast of Brasil, to the west of Cape Verde, the Canary Islands, between Madeira and the Azores the skippers sail in the winds, along the edge of high pressure. There is another low north of Spain. 'That's the Vendée Globe,' said Bertrand De Broc (Votre Nom Autour du Monde avec EDM). ...[more]


Bernard Stamm à moins d'une semaine de l'arrivée aux Sables d'Olonne By Fanny Evenat, , 3:40 AM Sat 2 Feb 2013
Il reste moins de 1200 milles devant les étraves de Bernard Stamm avant de toucher au but. Selon toute vraisemblance, le skipper de Cheminées Poujoulat fera son entrée dans la baie des Sables d'Olonne le mercredi 6 février en fin de journée, après un tour du monde terminé hors course mais non sans panache et engagement. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Intense duel continues between Golding and Le Cam By Sara Blackwell, , 12:46 AM Sat 2 Feb 2013
The duel between Vendee Globe 2012-13 skippers Mike Golding and Jean Le Cam has lost nothing of its intensity as the pair pass the latitude of Madiera this morning with Golding slightly quicker again on the very early morning poll. He is just 53 miles behind as the pair negotiate a tricky, messy weather pattern between two high pressure systems. One is centred more or less over the Azores ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Three down with nine to go + Video By Vendee Globe, 5:50 AM Fri 1 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, it is three down with nine to go. So François Gabart (Macif), Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) may have written the opening lines of the epilogue of the seventh Vendée Globe, but there remains nine pretenders to yet end the tale. ...[more]


Vendee Globe race records shattered By Vendee Globe, , 11:42 PM Thu 31 Jan 2013
The warmth of the welcome and the passion for the Vendée Globe was immediately obvious to everyone who was in Les Sables d’Olonne last Sunday to witness the historic finishes of winner François Gabart and second placed Armel Le Cléac’h, and indeed to a huge global audience who used every different type of media to share the incredible experience. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Wounded Golding to keep moving toward the finish By Emily Caroe, 6:15 AM Thu 31 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, after the news released on 29 January at 22:30 GMT that Mike Golding, skipper of Gamesa, had problems with the keel pivot fairing, Golding has called in to his Southampton Team Headquarters with an update. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Transcript of press conference with Alex Thomson By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 2:19 AM Thu 31 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Alex Thomson sailed into the legendary canal, the artery into the heart of Les Sables d’Olonne this morning at typically breakneck speed. With more than thirty knots of wind and mountainous seas Thomson was in no mood to hang around. ...[more]


Navtec chosen by all three Vendee Globe podium finishers By Ben Kay, , 1:54 AM Thu 31 Jan 2013
The Vendée Globe is unquestionably one of the most difficult races on sailors and equipment. The non-stop single-handed around the world race takes the best of both just to finish, let alone reach the podium. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Mike Golding holds position against Le Cam By Emily Caroe, , 1:11 AM Thu 31 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, following an exhausting day of repairs to reduce the damage caused by a missing front fairing plate in Mike Golding's keel, the skipper of Gamesa has held his position against his nearest rival, France's Jean Le Cam [SynerCiel], polling 12 knots this morning. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Hugo Boss crosses finish in third By Vendee Globe, , 12:27 AM Thu 31 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper Alex Thomson, onboard Hugo Boss, crossed the race finish line at 07 hours 25 minutes 43 seconds (GMT) after 80 days 19 hours 23 minutes 43 seconds at sea. He finishes two days 18 hours and seven minutes behind François Gabart. ...[more]


Vendee Globe Race - Alex Thompson to finish career-defining voyage By Vendee Globe, Les Sables d’Olonne , 5:34 PM Wed 30 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe Race 2012-2013. British solo sailor Alex Thomson is expected to finish his non-stop around the world race, at around 0700hrs UTC (0800hrs local time France) this morning. ...[more]


Vendee Globe Race - Gamesa struggling to stay afloat By Emily Caroe, Atlantic , 1:57 PM Wed 30 Jan 2013
Mike Golding onboard Gamesa has been working for the past 24 hours to resolve an issue with his keel. Investigations over the side of the boat with a camera yesterday evening revealed that the front fairing of the keel olive has been lost. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - The end is near + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:22 AM Wed 30 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, British skipper Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) is due to arrive in Les Sables d’Olonne between 6am and 7am early tomorrow, Wednesday morning, and to process down the canal at approximately 8am. He is enduring similar conditions to those that were experienced by François Gabart and Armel Le Cléac’h, battered in the Bay of Biscay by 35 to 45 knots and very confused, unpleasant seas. ...[more]


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