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Vendee Globe - Gabart takes the lead By Vendee Globe, , 9:29 PM Wed 23 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper François Gabart, onboard Macif, in his epistle last night to the race HQ explained that his journey through the centre of the Azores High was wrapped in a beautiful rainbow. The young pretender and race leader has elected to sail around the edge of the high, which should enable him to reach the northern ridge as quickly as possible and gather momentum once again ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Golding loses grip on Le Cam By Emily Caroe, Azores High , 6:30 PM Wed 23 Jan 2013
In his ongoing duel over fifth place in the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding has lost some small miles overnight to his rival Jean Le Cam who is managing to sail slightly quicker in the light to moderate reaching conditions which continue to challenge the duo who are just 48 miles apart on the water. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Sympathy, shock and keels of steel + Video By Vendee Globe, , 4:15 AM Wed 23 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, despite losing his keel with 2,000 miles to the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne, Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) has not abandoned and is working out what to do next. 'The competitor and the sailor do not agree,' Dick said. 'Should I continue in a degraded state or abandon and go and hide in the Azores.' ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Frustrations for Mike Golding By Sara Blackwell, , 12:51 AM Wed 23 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe, Mike Golding LIVE udpate - Pretty frustrating at the moment, we got lifted last night, and we were sailing pretty fast straight towards the mark which is the way we want to go and I made various changes, and changed the setup of the boat, but actually as I speak now we are back on the wind, so not quite pointing at Brazil, but we are back on the wind, so pretty frustrating. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Ups and downs for Mike Golding By Emily Caroe, , 11:38 PM Tue 22 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, now in a slightly more easterly breeze and level with the latitude of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, Mike Golding is credited presently with fifth place, computed to be just one mile ahead of Jean Le Cam on the 0400hrs UTC poll this morning. ...[more]


Vendee Globe: Jean-Pierre Dick's dreams shattered with keel failure By Sail-World, 8:06 PM Tue 22 Jan 2013
With a third place finish in the Vendée Globe apparently almost guaranteed, Jean-Pierre Dick's dreams for the Vendee Globe Race were shattered with an abrupt bang before midnight on Monday night as Virbac Paprec 3 lost her keel with just over 2,000 of the 28,000 mile race left. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Virbac-Paprec 3 out! By Vendee Globe, Azores High , 3:04 PM Tue 22 Jan 2013
Virbac-Paprec 3’s skipper Jean-Pierre Dick made a call to his team late Monday, informing them that his boat lost its whole keel. Although the situation has stabilised, the sailor from Nice believes his chance of landing a place on the podium in the Vendee Globe race has sunk. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - The closest finish in Race history? + Video By Vendee Globe, , 6:02 AM Tue 22 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) continues to close on Francois Gabart (Macif) as they slow in the Azores high. If the race continues as forecast, always easier on paper, Gabart will cross the line first late on January 26 or in the early hours of January 27 and could be as little as six hours ahead of Le Cléac’h, which would be the closest finish in Vendée history. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - More bad luck for Alessandro By Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, , 10:41 PM Mon 21 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe skipper Alessandro Di Benedetto, after climbing his mast yesterday evening, keeps having bad luck. Following the nose-dive by his boat, the sailor was injured and lost his small spinnaker in the manoeuvre. ...[more]


Vendee Globe Race - The pressure is on By Vendee Globe, Atlantic , 8:43 PM Mon 21 Jan 2013
Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) sustained its surging speed as he drew closer to pace-setters Francois Gabart (Macif) and Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire). Meanwhile, Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique) was forced into a second trip up the mast in as many days following the loss of another headsail. ...[more]


Vendee Globe Race – Gamesa, SynerCiel remain inseparable By Emily Caroe, El Salvador , 8:28 PM Mon 21 Jan 2013
The distance that separated between Mike Golding and Jean Le Cam was less than 100 miles Monday morning as the two rivaling sailors continue on converging courses. Golding is still taking small, steady inroads into the lead of Le Cam who still holds the coveted fifth position in the Vendee Globe Race 2012-2013. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Power pressure and the Les Sables left hook + Video By Matthew Pryor, , 3:59 AM Mon 21 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, the toughest South Atlantic that any of the skippers stuck in it can remember is beginning to turn the screw on supplies. Being dropped by a fickle wind or battered by a north one is one thing, but sixth-placed Mike Golding (Gamesa) has revealed that just having enough to run his auto-pilots in the busy shipping lanes for the finish is increasingly becoming a worry. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Golding, Le Cam battle continues By Andrea Golding, , 3:02 AM Mon 21 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe as they scrap over fifth place on converging courses, there is very little to choose between Mike Golding and Jean Le Cam this Sunday morning. Now sailing ENE and emerging from his position closer to the Brazilian coast it is Le Cam who has taken back fifth from Golding this morning, by a matter of ten miles, but the British skipper held the position for most of yesterday. ...[more]


Vendee Globe – Leaders brace for final test By Vendee Globe, , 7:35 PM Sun 20 Jan 2013
With Francois Gabart (Macif) taking small gains from trailer Armel Le Cleac’h (Banque Populaire), the positions of the top four leaders in the Vendee Globe Race seem settled until they reach the final test in their round-the-world voyage: the Azores high. ...[more]


Vendee Globe Race – The ladder changes By Andrea Golding, Brazil , 6:44 PM Sun 20 Jan 2013
Mike Golding and Jean Le Cam continued to trade lead on Sunday morning with the SynerCiel skipper holding a ten mile cushion from the Gamesa sailor, who held the fifth place most of yesterday in the Vendee Globe Race 2012-2013. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Distant dreams and unfinished business + Video By Matthew Pryor, , 4:39 AM Sun 20 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, a second podium finish may be a distant dream for Mike Golding (Gamesa) now, but he has unfinished business in his battle with Jean Le Cam. Golding passed Le Cam, moving into fifth by the narrowest of margins – 0.8 miles – at the 1600hrs UTC ranking. ...[more]


Vendée Globe – Hugo Boss passes through the Doldrums By Vendee Globe, 9:33 PM Sat 19 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe 2012-13 skipper Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), as he forecast, appears to have enjoyed the simplest of passages through the doldrums and averaged double-digit speeds overnight (10.7 knots since 1900hrs UTC). On his path on the westernmost part of the fleet, he should have a north wind of between 15/20 knots all morning, decreasing in the afternoon ...[more]


Noticias Españolas: Vendée Globe - Gabart se niega a cantar victoria By Vendee Globe, , 5:54 AM Sat 19 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe - Statu quo. François Gabart ha frenado la hemorragia de millas concedidas a su perseguidor en las calmas ecuatoriales. Con una decena de horas de ventaja, el patrón del Macif está en una posición claramente favorable, pero se niega a cantar victoria. Si la regata no ha acabado, los solitarios ya tienen más de un motivo para estar satisfechos de lo que han dejado en su estela. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Running out and speeding up + Video By Vendee Globe, 5:15 AM Sat 19 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) threw caution to the wind on Friday and forecast a relatively simple passage through the doldrums on his westerly course. 'I don’t really see it being too much of a problem,' a relaxed Thomson told Vendee Globe TV. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Slow, steady progress for Mike Golding By Emily Caroe, , 1:18 AM Sat 19 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding continues to make relatively slow, but steady progress in light to moderate NE’ly winds. Golding and his long time arch-rival, Jean Le Cam, are now on opposite tacks with the British skippering closing down miles steadily on the French sailor who is sailing gently NE, away from Rio which is just 110 miles to his NW. ...[more]


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