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Vendee Globe - Jean Le Cam takes fifth place By Vendee Globe, 2:16 AM Thu 7 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Jean Le Cam crossed the finish line at 12h:14m:58s UTC (local time France minus one hour) this Wednesday 6th February to end a gale stricken final passage across the Bay of Biscay and secure fifth place overall after a long, protracted battle with English skipper Mike Golding, an adversary which he has enjoyed many previous encounters with. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Bay of Biscay set to deliver sting in the tail + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:29 AM Wed 6 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, it is, ironically, for two of the Race’s most experienced and toughest skippers, Jean Le Cam and Mike Golding, both in their early 50’s, that the Bay of Biscay is set to deliver a sting in the tail for their finishing miles into Les Sables d’Olonne, one final riposte from the weather gods for a duel which has been ongoing since 12th-13th December. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Countdown begins to Golding's record third finish By Gamesa Sailing Team, , 5:09 AM Wed 6 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, the final miles across the Bay of Biscay are likely to be some of the most testing for Mike Golding onboard Gamesa as he counts down to finish of this solo, non-stop round the world race for a record-breaking third time. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Golding loses ground By Emily Caroe, Les Sables d’Olonne , 4:31 PM Tue 5 Feb 2013
Mike Golding is pointing at Les Sables d’Olonne early this morning with 485 miles to sail at 0300hrs UTC now lying in sixth place. But the final miles of this around-the-world race promise a sting in the tail, with 35-40kts of N’ly winds expected through the final day. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Jean-Pierre Dick takes fourth with no keel By Vendee Globe, , 4:47 AM Tue 5 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, French skipper Jean-Pierre Dick crossed the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne this afternoon at 15hrs 5mins and 40 seconds UTC/GMT to finish fourth in this famous solo nonstop around the world race. His third participation has yielded his best ever result, despite having to race the final 2 650 miles without a keel on his IMOCA Open 60 Virbac-Paprec 3. ...[more]


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]


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]


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