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Vendee Globe - Runaway leaders due to hit Cape Horn + Video By Vendee Globe, , 4:29 AM Wed 2 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, the two runaway leaders are due at Cape Horn from around 1730hrs UTC (1830hrs French time) this afternoon with the youngest skipper on the course, François Gabart (Macif) expected to be first to pass the longitude of the infamous rock, the most southerly point of the course, on his very first attempt at the solo nonstop around the world race. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Distant threat for Mike Golding By Sara Blackwell, , 12:31 AM Wed 2 Jan 2013
Sailing away from the Pacific West gate on a SE’ly course in the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding now has the distant threat of Javier ‘Bubi’ Sanso attacking behind Dominique Wavre. Sanso has caught more than 140 miles on Wavre since Christmas Day, coming back with a more direct course and better breeze than the two skippers have had. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Tough times into the Pacific By Vendee Globe, 9:12 PM Tue 1 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, since Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique) passed into the Pacific Ocean this morning at 0510hrs - all thirteen skippers have been racing in the same ocean. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Some kind of deliverance for the skippers + Video By Vendee Globe, 6:08 AM Tue 1 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Cape Horn, and the left turn up the Atlantic has always represented some kind of deliverance for the skippers. Thus far, the Pacific winds and seas may have been relatively gentle on the majority of the fleet, but it also is the relief from the mind and body numbing chill that the Atlantic finally brings which is universally welcomed. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Mean challenges and a fight to the finish + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:00 AM Mon 31 Dec 2012
For the Vendee Globe fleet, it is the Southern Oceans, the successive challenges of the Indian Ocean and then the Pacific which might normally exact their toll. But there are also dangerous weather and sea conditions in the South Atlantic. Even winter storms in the North Atlantic on the final stretch to Les Sables d’Olonne can break tired boats. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Mike Golding on breakfast, Ainslie and sauce + Video By Emily Caroe, , 3:59 AM Mon 31 Dec 2012
In the Vendee Globe, steady progress under the influence of a dominant high pressure system is the main topic of Mike Golding’s report from Gamesa this morning. He has done a good job in moving away again from Dominique Wavre since yesterday morning and now has established a lead of 30 miles over the Swiss soloist in terms of distance to finish. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Full attack mode initiated! By Vendee Globe, , 12:46 AM Mon 31 Dec 2012
In the Vendee Globe, it is full attack mode for all thirteen skippers this morning as each manages to maintain solid average speeds, all making good miles towards their next waypoint. For the leading duo, who spoke last night by VHF radio, the next ‘mark’ is Cape Horn which will be less than 1000 miles ahead today. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Fatigue at seven weeks + Video By Vendee Globe, , 4:36 AM Sun 30 Dec 2012
The two Vendee Globe leaders, Francois Gabart and Armel Le Cleac'h, expected at Cape Horn on Tuesday January 1st 2013, might be able to look forward to relatively clement, settled weather for their passage but they will have another critical variable set to challenge them as they round the notorious point. Ice has been monitored well to the north and east of Drake’s Passage for much of December. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Golding takes some pain By Emily Caroe, , 1:58 AM Sun 30 Dec 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding has been taking some pain, making a move to the south on what he feels is presently the unfavoured gybe as a future investment trying to find more breeze as he tries to move away from the worst of a high pressure ridge. ...[more]

Vendée Globe Race 2012 - Gabart, Le Cléac’h battling; Dick surging By Vendee Globe, New Zealand , 7:57 PM Sat 29 Dec 2012
As the two leaders of the Vendée Globe, François Gabart and Armel Le Cléac’h, set up to pass the eighth and final safety gate of the course, after nearly 50 days at sea they continue to race in visual contact for some of the time, only a few miles apart. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - A welcomed tonic for the leading duo + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:10 AM Sat 29 Dec 2012
In the Vendee Globe, a spell of more peaceful life in the Pacific is proving something of a welcomed tonic for the two leaders. Despite the fact that they have been forced to concede 300 miles since Boxing Day to the fast moving Jean-Pierre Dick, second placed François Gabart asserted today that the interlude of lighter winds has been good for him to recuperate and to check Macif. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Golding approaches New Zealand gate By Sara Blackwell, , 12:29 AM Sat 29 Dec 2012
In the Vendee Globe, as of 0900hrs UTC this morning, Mike Golding had less than fifty miles to make to satisfy the requirements of the New Zealand gate. Although he is a little unhappy with his approach angles, Golding – who passed the 180 degree meridian yesterday evening - is making good progress. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Respective comebacks continue for Dick and Thomson By Vendee Globe, , 10:13 PM Fri 28 Dec 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) continue their respective comebacks against the leading duo of Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) and François Gabart (Macif) who have been slowed by a transition zone of lighter winds. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Leading duo begin to slow, others shine + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:30 AM Fri 28 Dec 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Armel Le Cléac’h and his long time running partner François Gabart may have had it all their own way, making the pace at the front of the fleet since well before they passed side-by-side into the Pacific Ocean nine days ago. But – as was widely predicted – the twosome have finally been slowed through today. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Golding narrows gap on Le Cam By Vendee Globe, 1:49 AM Fri 28 Dec 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding, now lying in sixth place, has closed down some sixty miles of gap to fifth placed Jean Le Cam, with his French counterpart now just 350 miles in front of Gamesa. ...[more]

Vendee Globe Race 2012-2013 - Leaders towards final safety gate By Vendee Globe, New Zealand , 7:06 PM Thu 27 Dec 2012
Vendee Globe Race leaders Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) and François Gabart (MACIF) are heading towards the finals safety gate of the round-the-world race while Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm is still struggling to fix the broken hydrogenerators of Cheminées Poujoulat. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - More trouble for Stamm, leaders remain the same + Video By Vendee Globe, , 4:11 AM Thu 27 Dec 2012
In the Vendee Globe, after being forced to virtually stop off the island of Tenerife to repair the top of his damaged mainsail track - just one week into his race, Spain’s Javier Sanso spent most of the following four weeks at sea playing catch up. ...[more]

Vendee Globe 2012-2013 - Stamm makes stop, Le Cléac’h regains lead By Vendee Globe, New Zealand , 7:32 PM Wed 26 Dec 2012
A podium finish for Bernard Stamm is slipping away in each passing day of the Vendee Globe race after Frenchman decided to drop anchor in another desperate effort to fix Cheminées Poujoulat’s banged up hydrogenerators. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Gabart regains lead from Le Cléac’h + Video By Vendee Globe, , 4:31 AM Wed 26 Dec 2012
In the Vendee Globe, from the delicious, unprecedented duel between François Gabart and Armel Le Cléac’h at the head of the fleet, sliding east towards Cape Horn 2400 miles ahead of them, right back to Italy’s 13th placed Alessandro Di Benedetto still 750 miles to the south and west of Australia’s Cape Leeuwin, the main focus of the day has been to just get through it incident free. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Lively Christmas for Mike Golding, Gamesa By Emily Caroe, , 1:36 AM Wed 26 Dec 2012
Vendee Globe skipper Mike Golding, onboard Gamesa, brings us up to date on his progress in the race and how his Christmas at sea is going. ...[more]

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