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Vendée Globe - Samantha Davies' qualifying phase underway By Vendée Globe, 6:53 PM Tue 19 Jun 2012
The Vendée Globe 2012-2013 gets underway from Les Sables d’Olonne on November 10, 2012. With less than 150 days to go before the race starts, skippers are busy preparing for the race. In order to be officially authorized to be at the start, they have to validate their registration through a qualifying phase. ...[more]


Vendée Globe entrants list unveiled By Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, 11:55 PM Tue 12 Jun 2012
The Vendée Globe gets underway from Les Sables d’Olonnein on November 10, 2012. The entrants list, unveiled by Vendée General Council President Bruno Retailleau on Tuesday - 150 days before the start - in Paris, is growing longer and, as of today, 19 skippers have confirmed they will be on the start line. The upcoming seventh edition of the race doubtlessly promises to be a riveting one. ...[more]


Mike Golding prepares for his 4th Vendée Globe By Andi Robertson, , 10:27 AM Wed 30 May 2012
Andi Robertson interviews veteran British sailor Mike Golding, who now faces with Gamesa, his fourth assault on the Vendée Globe. ...[more]


Vendée Globe to inspire an unforgettable film By Marie Laurens, 7:41 PM Wed 16 May 2012
Vendée Globe - The film industry is once again taking on one of its most iconic themes, the sea, to transpose the most amazing marine adventure of all times, the Vendée Globe, on the silver screen. The feature film En Solitaire, directed by young film-maker Christophe Offenstein, tells the incredible story of a skipper played by French star François Cluzet and competing in his first Vendée Globe ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Mike Golding on what's next for Gamesa By Vendee Globe, 5:43 AM Sun 6 May 2012
Vendee Globe – Following a failure of the Gamesa furling gear which led to the dismasting of his monohull off the Isle of Wight, Southampton-based skipper Mike Golding speaks about what is next for him, the boat and Gamesa sailing team and explains the consequences on his Vendée Globe preparation. ...[more]


Vendée Globe welcomes Gamesa after winter refit By Mike Golding, 7:25 PM Sat 28 Apr 2012
Vendée Globe will be welcoming Gamesa after a winter refit, and the shore team is preparing her for a summer of offshore training and corporate sailing. Here, Mike gives us an update on what’s been going on these past few weeks and the plan in the buildup to the event ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Breakup for Dejeanty and Wardley but hopes remain high By JB Dejeanty - Vendee Globe, 12:47 PM Fri 27 Apr 2012
Vendee Globe – After being compelled to put an end to the partnership with his sponsor, with just seven months to go before the Vendée Globe begins, Jean-Baptiste Dejeanty tells us more about his current situation. After he announced the termination of the contract he had signed with Swiss group LPG (Luxury Prestige Group), represented by its managing President Jean-Michel Le Norcy ...[more]


Liz Wardley officially launches her Vendee Globe project By Vendee Globe, , 7:28 AM Fri 27 Apr 2012
Vendee Globe - Impossible is not Liz! Inspired by the motto of a famous sporting goods brand, Liz Wardley is now officially launching her 2012 Vendée Globe project. Only a week after the contract she had signed with an unscrupulous sponsor who kept none of his promises was terminated. ...[more]


Europa Warm-Up Race - Final major event before Vendée Globe start By Windreport, 2:49 AM Fri 27 Apr 2012
The Europa Warm-up will serve as the essential final major event before November’s start to the solo Vendée Globe race around the world. It will be the last competitive chance to match up against a group of like minded Vendée Globe rivals, to measure performance across a course which should deliver a useful variety of relevant wind and sea conditions. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Sam Davies happy By Vendee Globe, 9:58 AM Wed 18 Apr 2012
After her first offshore training session on Savéol, a 600-nautical mile race with five other Vendée Globe contenders, Sam Davies admitted it had been physically tough on her. Arnaud Boissières and his monohull Akena Vérandas, which recently received its new mast, were supposed to go for their first offshore sailing session on Tuesday. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - Intense preparation for Safran Sailing Team By Soazig Guého, , 11:35 PM Tue 10 Apr 2012
Vendée Globe 2012-2013, an around the world race for single handed sailors, starts in seven months from Les Sables d’Olonne. Marc Guillemot has just revealed a particularly intense preparation schedule for the period between now and July, alternating crewed races and long periods of solo sailing. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Akena Vérandas nears completion By Vendee Globe, 4:31 AM Mon 9 Apr 2012
Arnaud Boissières’ monohull, Akena Vérandas, received her keel on Friday morning in Les Sables d’Olonne. The boat, formerly known as PRB, on which Vincent Riou finished third in the last Vendée Globe, is now near completion as her mast will be mounted on April 11, also in Les Sables d’Olonne, the host city of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe start. ...[more]


Vendee Globe skippers seek top form for upcoming race By Vendee Globe, 9:56 AM Wed 28 Mar 2012
There are now fewer than eight months to go before the Vendée Globe gets underway and skippers are currently actively working on their physical preparation in order to reach their peak form on November 10. Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) and Kito de Pavant's (Groupe Bel) physical trainers tell us more about the key-elements of an ideal training. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - For Caffari the clock is ticking By Vendee Globe, 6:10 PM Tue 27 Mar 2012
British yachtswoman Dee Caffari is still hoping to compete in the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe. One would think that a sailor with the experience of Dee Caffari would not have too much trouble putting together a Vendée Globe participation project and find the sponsors and financial support she needs to sail around the world on a high-performance boat for what would be her second Vendée Globe adventure. ...[more]


Europa Race - Safran prepares for Vendée Globe By Soazig Guého, , 9:58 PM Fri 23 Mar 2012
Europa Race gets underway from Instanbul on 5th May 2012 and includes three legs: Istanbul-Barcelona (1500 miles) then Barcelona-Lisbon (900 miles) with a crew and then to finish there will be the solo leg from Lisbon-La Rochelle. After a three month long winter refit and a month of training, the Safran monohull skippered by Marc Guillemot will be back out there on the starting line. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - Safran back in the water By Soazig Guého, , 4:42 AM Sat 17 Mar 2012
Vendée Globe 2012-2013 entry Safran was relaunched on Friday 16th March after a three month refit. This is an important stage, which is both technical and symbolic: Today the big Safran monohull was put back in the water and her mast was stepped in La Trinité-sur-Mer. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - Safran Sailing Team prepare food supplies By Soazig Guého, , 10:04 PM Sat 10 Mar 2012
Vendée Globe 2012 consists of eighty days of sailing around the world, or in other words about twelve weeks where the skipper has to be completely independent. The food taken aboard is a vital element for the sailor taking part in a race. So planning and preparing the meals is equally important. We met up with Patricia Brault, who is in charge of logistics and supplies in the Safran Sailing Team. ...[more]


Vendee Globe 2012 - Jeremie Beyou officially registered By Vendee Globe, 7:55 AM Mon 27 Feb 2012
Vendee Globe 2012 - There are now a total of five skippers officially registered to participate in the upcoming edition after skipper Jeremie Beyou's pre-registration received confimration by Race Management. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Jean Le Cam set By Vendee Globe, 8:57 AM Sun 12 Feb 2012
The 2012 Vendee Globe will be Jean Le Cam's third participation in the event. Le Cam announced that he will join the start line at Sables-d'Olonne on 10 November this year. ‘King’ Jean’s monohull will be sailing the colours of Synerciel, the top French network of artisans and small businesses for the building industry. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - Safran receives winter refit By Soazig Guého, 10:03 PM Fri 10 Feb 2012
Vendée Globe - Everyone in the Safran technical team has been busy. Taken out of the water after the Transat BtoB, Marc Guillemot’s 60-foot monohull has been benefiting from her final winter refit before the start of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe in nine months time, which makes it all the more motivating for the team. ...[more]


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