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Jean Pierre Dick awarded Rod Stephens Trophy 2013 By Anne-Charlotte Meyer and Laurent Simon, , 2:49 AM Fri 23 May 2014
Eric Tabarly (1964), Alain J. Gerbault (1923), and Bernard Moitessier (1966) were honoured by the Cruising Club of America. Yesterday evening, in the surroundings of the magnificent New York Yacht Club, Jean-Pierre Dick was highly privileged to be awarded the 'Rod Stephens Trophy 2013'* by the CCA. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Seventh edition generates benefits never reached before By Vendee Globe, , 4:46 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013
Whilst the Vendee Globe awards ceremony approaches (May 11 in Les Sables d'Olonne with all the skippers) and will close this wonderful 2012-2013 Vendée Globe, the seventh edition of the round the world race, nonstop and unassisted generated benefits never reached before. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - President of the French Republic receives skippers By Bruno Retailleau, Vendee Globe, 3:00 AM Tue 9 Apr 2013
On Monday, April 8 at 12:30 pm, the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, received all of the Vendée Globe skippers and handed on this occasion the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur insignia to François Gabart, winner of this year's edition. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Di Benedetto, Team Plastique across the line + Video By Vendee Globe, 8:45 AM Sat 23 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Alessandro Di Benedetto (FRA - ITA) on Team Plastique crossed the finish line at 15h 36 mn 30 s (French Time). He finishes eleventh in the race. In completing his race 26d 00h 17min 50s after race winner François Gabart, completed the course he ensures this seventh edition makes history with the shortest gap ever between the first and last finishers. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Out of the final calm and into the breeze + Video By Vendee Globe, , 4:21 AM Thu 21 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, less than fifty miles to the northwest of La Corruna, Spain Alessandro di Benedetto on Team Plastique is now counting down the final miles to the finish, expecting to cross the famous line off the Nouch buoy on Friday morning. The conditions for his finish will not be easy. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Tanguy de Lamotte crosses finish line + Video By Vendee Globe, , 11:23 PM Sun 17 Feb 2013
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper Tanguy de Lamotte crossed the finish line on Sunday at 10hrs 58min and 10 seconds (French time). He finished in 10th place with a race time of 98 days 21 hours 56 minutes and 10 seconds. He has travelled 28,160 miles on the water at an average speed of 11.9 knots. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Upwind finish expected for Tanguy de Lamotte By Vendee Globe, , 5:19 AM Sun 17 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Tanguy de Lamotte (Initiatives Cœur) is forecast to cross the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne between nine and ten (French time) on Sunday, February 17. It would give him a race time of around 98 days, 21 hours. But he will not be able to relax until he is home. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - Au petit matin tu arriveras By Vendee Globe, , 4:36 AM Sun 17 Feb 2013
Vendée Globe - J + 98 et 4h à 124 milles des Sables d’Olonne. À la latitude de l’île d’Yeu et la longitude de la Pointe du Raz, Tanguy de Lamotte savoure ses derniers instants en mer, entre manœuvres, navigation au milieu des pêcheurs et désir d’en finir, c’est en début de matinée dimanche qu’Initiatives Cœur devrait franchir la ligne d’arrivée. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Final act will test two skippers still at sea + Video By Vendee Globe, , 6:37 AM Fri 15 Feb 2013
The final act of the Vendée Globe will test the two skippers still at sea. What to do? Di Benedetto is in hole and De Lamotte has one in front of him, with apparently no way round it on the way back to Les Sables. At 503 miles from the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne, De Lamotte has little choice but to be patient in the face of this unwelcome calm and must just head east as fast as he can. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Closest finish in the race’s 24-year history By Vendee Globe, 3:31 AM Wed 13 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, with Tanguy De Lamotte (Initiatives Coeur) forecast to arrive on the morning of Sunday February 17 and the last man, Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique), now saying he will be back on Thursday, February 21, this is due to be the closest in the race’s 24-year history. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Bertrand de Broc arrives ninth in Les Sables d’Olonne By Vendee Globe, , 5:49 AM Mon 11 Feb 2013
Vendee Globe skipper Bertrand de Broc crossed the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne at 17:12:14hrs UTC onboard Votre Nom Autour Du Monde avec EDM Projets. He finished in ninth place overall, crossing the line 1day 15hrs after eighth placed Arnaud Boissières and 14 days, 14hrs 53mins 34 secs after race winner François Gabart (Macif). ...[more]


Vendee Globe Race - Hugo Boss makes podium with Doyle Sails By Guy Waddilove, Sydney , 4:07 PM Sat 9 Feb 2013
When Alex Thomson made the decision to use Doyle Sails for his third Vendée Globe attempt, he bucked the trend of the pack as the only Doyle skipper in the fleet. It was a decision that Thomson and his team believe paid dividends in his race. ...[more]


Vendee Globe Race 2013 - Wavre seventh across the finish line By Bernard Schopfer, Les Sables d’Olonne , 1:24 PM Sat 9 Feb 2013
Dominique Wavre, the skipper of Mirabaud, crossed the finish line at 16:16:42 this afternoon having completed his third Vendée Globe and a record-breaking eighth round the world race. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Dominique Wavre takes seventh in Les Sables d’Olonne By Vendee Globe, , 4:16 AM Sat 9 Feb 2013
Vendee Globe skipper Dominique Wavre crossed the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne at 15 :16 :42hrs (UTC). He takes seventh place in the race behind Mike Golding. His elapsed time is 90 days 3hours 14minutes 42 seconds. His average speed on the course is 11.3 knots. He has sailed 27,395.82 miles on the water at an average speed of 12.7 knots. ...[more]


Vendee Globe - Brit Mike Golding 6th in historic third race finish By Vendee Globe, , 6:48 AM Thu 7 Feb 2013
In the Vendee Globe, when British skipper Mike Golding on Gamesa crossed the finish line at 18h 38m 26s UTC this Wednesday 6th February he took sixth place. He became the first sailor ever in the iconic race's 24-year history to finish three times and completed his journey just 6 hours 23 mins and 28secs behind his French rival Jean Le Cam. ...[more]


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]


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