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Vendee Globe - Golding leads group towards Cape Horn By Emily Caroe, , 4:28 AM Mon 7 Jan 2013
Conditions remain tough in the Vendee Globe for Mike Golding at the head of a group of five Open 60s that he leads towards Cape Horn. Winds are not only strong but very squally and unsettled and the seas are big, angry and confused as he works Gamesa through the final 940 miles. ...[more]

Vendée Globe 2012-2013 - War in the Pacific By Vendée Globe, , 9:29 PM Sun 6 Jan 2013
No Sunday papers, no walk in the park this weekend for the thirteen Vendée Globe sailors. The four leading boats are currently climbing through the South Atlantic Les Sables D’Olonnes bound. Clawing past the edge of a high pressure waiting to reach the more sustained northerly winds. Meanwhile in the Pacific, the other skippers are being pounded by hard conditions. They are sailing with a reduced ...[more]

Vendee Globe: Jury to reopen case of Bernard Stamm By Sail-World, 6:53 AM Sun 6 Jan 2013
After receiving the written testimony of Professor Marine Khoromov, the jury decided to reopen the investigation of Case No. 4 under RRS 66 ...[more]

Vendee Globe - High spirits for some, trouble for others + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:51 AM Sun 6 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) participated his first audio interview in a month today on Vendée Globe LIVE. Thomson, who has been using minimum power for the last month explained that it was critically important that he fixed his hydro-generators because he doesn’t have enough fuel onboard to complete the race without them. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Mike Golding set to clear Pacific East By Emily Caroe, , 3:27 AM Sun 6 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding should clear Pacific East this morning, the final one of the eight safety gates which have been in place on the course primarily to corral the fleet north at key points to avoid the worst of the drifting Antarctic Ice. ...[more]

Vendee Globe skippers show support for disqualified Bernard Stamm By IMOCA, , 3:07 AM Sun 6 Jan 2013
Some of the competing Vendee Globe skippers, without passing comment on the jury’s decision, have expressed their support for Bernard Stamm in the context of his request to reopen the case. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - From the back to the front, shaken not stirred By Vendee Globe, , 12:17 AM Sun 6 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, from the back to the front, 5105 miles separates Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique) and the current race leader, François Gabart (Macif). With four for of the fleet now racing in the South Atlantic and nine in the Pacific, the race is very different for each of the skippers. It is the weather that dictates the game. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Jury President speaks on Stamm appeal + Video By Vendee Globe, , 4:38 AM Sat 5 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) has been disqualified and therefore, has a right to appeal the disqualification. He has elected to appeal, and in order to do so, must present additional new information to be considered. ...[more]

Noticias Francés: Vendee Globe - Un message de Bernard By Bernard Stamm, 3:06 AM Sat 5 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe - Les heures que je vis actuellement sont particulièrement difficiles, mais je tenais à vous dire à quel point vos messages me touchent. Depuis la terre, ils me parviennent et me vont droit au coeur. Recevoir tout le soutien du monde de la course au sens large m'est aujourd'hui très précieux. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Golding, Gamesa approach final Ice Gate By Emily Caroe, , 2:09 AM Sat 5 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding has about 200 miles to go to make the final Ice Gate before making for Cape Horn. In a SW’ly wind which is proving very gusty and unstable, he now has four rivals to his North West, sailing a more direct angle towards the gate after the wind shifted to their advantage as the depression they are sailing on arrived. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Thomson rounds Cape Horn, leaders avoid pitfalls By Vendee Globe, , 2:00 AM Sat 5 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, South of the front three boats, Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) triumphantly rounded Cape Horn early this morning at 0238 GMT in a 25 knot wind, making 17.5 knots. This is the first solo passage for the 38 year old British skipper and the culmination of twelve years hard work for him and his team. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Gains and complexities as skippers push on + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:52 AM Fri 4 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, British solo skipper Alex Thomson had less than 200 miles to make to Cape Horn at 1500hrs UTC this afternoon and should pass the legendary rock in the early hours of Friday morning lying in fourth place in the solo round the world race. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Golding anticipates Atlantic release By Sara Blackwell, , 2:31 AM Fri 4 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, with the first three boats now around Cape Horn and into the South Atlantic, Mike Golding is anticipating his release into the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Horn for the final third of the race. Golding is on resolute form. ...[more]

Vendée Globe Day 53 - Jean-Pierre Dick rounds Cape Horn By Vendee Globe, , 9:38 PM Thu 3 Jan 2013
On day 53 of the Vendée Globe 2012-13 third placed Jean-Pierre Dick, worried about the presence of ice, passed Cape Horn for his fifth time at 0440hrs (UTC) this morning. Meantime the two Vendée Globe leaders François Gabart (Macif) and Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) make steady progress to the NE, some 50 miles south of the Falkland Islands in a light NW’ly wind. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Blow won't deter Cheminées Poujoulat skipper + Video By Vendee Globe, , 7:01 AM Thu 3 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, after being informed that he has been disqualified for ‘receiving outside assistance’ when his anchor dragged during a technical stop in New Zealand’s remote Auckland Islands on December 23rd , Swiss solo skipper Bernard Stamm has pledged to try and have his case reopened by the five person International Jury. ...[more]

Noticias españolas: Vendee Globe - Alivio y abatimiento + Vídeo By Vendee Globe, 6:44 AM Thu 3 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe - Este 53º día de regata es un día de contrastes. Por un lado, la alegría y el alivio de los hombres de cabeza, encantados de navegar en las tranquilas aguas del Atlántico Sur. Por otro, el desasosiego de Bernard Stamm bajo el golpe de una descalificación. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Good speeds for Mike Golding By Sara Blackwell, , 4:34 AM Thu 3 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, continuing to move SE at good speeds, Mike Golding has increased his lead over his Swiss rival Dominique Wavre to 85 miles. Golding has slowed slightly this morning but has been consistently quicker than Wavre over the last 24 hours but appears to be moving into better wind pressure than the boats which are lined up behind his course. ...[more]

Vendée Globe skipper Golding comments on Stamm disqualification By Sara Blackwell, , 10:56 PM Wed 2 Jan 2013
Vendèe Globe 2012-13 skipper Mike Golding, commenting immediately after being told the news that Bernard Stamm was disqualified from the Vendée Globe for receiving outside help, said, 'While the decision might technically be correct, it doesn't feel right. Bernard, perhaps more than others, has worked extremely hard to get to this Vendée Globe and is a great competitor. ...[more]

Vendee Globe International Jury disqualifies Cheminées Poujoulat By Vendee Globe, , 9:25 PM Wed 2 Jan 2013
The International Jury, which is independent from the Vendée Globe Race Directors, the Race Committee and the organizers of the Vendée Globe, have taken the decision to disqualify Bernard Stamm (SUI, Cheminées Poujoulat) for an infringement of article 3.2 of the Notice of Race. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Record setting rookie first to hit Cape Horn By Vendee Globe, , 7:35 AM Wed 2 Jan 2013
Taking part in his first ever Vendée Globe Francois Gabart, the youngest skipper in the solo nonstop around the world race, passed the longitude of Cape Horn this evening at 1820hrs UTC (1920hrs French time) setting a new record for the passage from the start line in Les Sables d'Olonne of 52 days, six hours and 18 minutes. ...[more]

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