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Vendee Globe skipper Mike Golding satisfies another safety gate By Emily Caroe, , 9:17 PM Sat 22 Dec 2012
Vendee Globe skipper Mike Golding has this morning, some 500 miles to the South West of Hobart, Tasmania, satisfied another safety gate, Australia East, one of the two under Australia which are positioned to keep the Vendée Globe fleet within reach of the rescue services. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Mike Golding struggles to find speed on boats ahead By Vendee Globe, , 8:23 PM Sat 22 Dec 2012
Vendee Globe skipper Mike Golding (Gamesa) faces a race this morning not to get entangled in the bubble of high pressure south of Tasmania and watch Jean Le Cam (SynerCiel) sail away. Golding was not alone in scratching his head as to why Le Cam dived south 36 hours ago. It may be clearer this morning, but in his morning message Golding was confident he would also escape with Le Cam. ...[more]

Vendée Globe - Francois Gabart fights back By Vendee Globe, , 9:06 PM Wed 19 Dec 2012
Vendée Globe - How quickly the hunter becomes the hunted. Francois Gabart (MACIF) re-took his lead on Wednesday morning, 15 hours after losing it to Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire). They also both passed the halfway mark on the theoretical mileage for the race and seem destined to play cat and mouse round the world. Just as Armel The Jackal chewed his way to Gabart slowly, likewise Gabart foug ...[more]

Vendée Globe - Banque Populaire retakes lead By Vendee Globe, , 12:50 AM Wed 19 Dec 2012
Vendée Globe skipper Armel the Jackal has taken the lead with 37 days, 20 hours, 70 miles to the longitude of Hobart. They call him The Jackal because of his relentless hunting exploits in French sailing races and Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) is showing why in this Vendée Globe. ...[more]

Is Vendée Globe skipper François Gabart crazy? By Vendée Globe, 2:53 AM Wed 5 Dec 2012
Third placed Vendée Globe golden boy, François Gabart (MACIF) today confirmed on Vendée Globe LIVE that he is excited, but not frightened, about entering the mountainous swells of the southern seas. Is this naivety, optimism or just plain craziness? ...[more]

Vendée Globe leaderboard shuffles on Day 21 By Vendée Globe, , 11:15 PM Sun 2 Dec 2012
The Vendée Globe 2012-13 is on day 21 of racing. Roll up, roll up, place your bets as the leaderboard shuffles through the night. The leading trio are playing musical chairs, and Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3) this morning is at the front, ahead of François Gabart (MACIF) and Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) sits closely on his tail ...[more]

Vendee Globe: PRB has collision and suffers hull damage + Video By Vendee Globe Media, 7:16 PM Sat 24 Nov 2012
At 0700hrs (French time) on Saturday morning, Vincent Riou (PRB) warned his shore team that he had collided with a floating object. The skipper was at his navigation station at the time was able to get on the deck immediately after the impact and see that the object that had struck PRB was a harbour buoy (a large metal buoy). ...[more]

Vendée Globe - Samantha Davies reports Savéol dismasted By Vendée Globe, 1:06 PM Fri 16 Nov 2012
Vendée Globe skipper Samantha Davies contacted the race office of the Vendée Globe at 1945hrs (French time), on Thursday, November 15th, to report that her boat had dismasted. Davies is not injured. She is safe inside the boat with all the watertight doors closed. She is monitoring the situation and does not require assistance. ...[more]

Vendee Globe: Safran forced to retire with broken keel By Soazig Guého, 7:52 PM Sun 11 Nov 2012
Vendee Globe - At 1745 hrs CET (1645 hrs GMT) on Saturday 10th November, Marc Guillemot called his shore team to inform them that he had hit something and that there had been a loud noise, after which the boat suddenly heeled over. After making the boat safe, the skipper of Safran decided to head back to Les Sables d’Olonne in order to inspect the damage ...[more]

Vendee Globe to get underway with best participant list ever By Vendee Globe, , 7:43 AM Thu 27 Sep 2012
When the seventh edition of the Vendee Globe gets underway on November 10th in Les Sables d’Olonne, twenty yachtsmen will be on the line. The final entrants list was unveiled on Wednesday at Paris’ Maison de la Mutualité by Vendée General Council President Bruno Retailleau. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - First Polish skipper ready to race By Vendee Globe, , 7:26 AM Thu 27 Sep 2012
When the 2012 Vendee Globe gets underway on November 10th in Les Sables d’Olonne, there will be twenty skippers on the start line. Zbigniew Gutkowski - aka ‘Gutek’ - is the first Polish skipper ever to compete in the ‘Everest of the Seas’ since the creation of the race and he will fly the colours of Energa, the leader of the renewable energy market in Poland. Let's get to know him better. ...[more]

Vendée Globe - Check-up time for Kito de Pavant's Groupe Bel By Vendée Globe, 6:44 PM Sun 22 Jul 2012
It is check-up time for Kito de Pavant's yacht with only four months to go before the start of the Vendée Globe. The rudder blades, the hydraulic system and several other parts will be tested - and possibly replaced - so the monohull is as reliable as possible. ...[more]

Vendée Globe – Sam Davis aims for podium finish By Vendée Globe, 7:00 PM Sat 7 Jul 2012
She just finished her Vendée Globe qualifying route, took on photo calls after photo calls and interviews after interviews... She was barely back in her daily routine as a mother but was already about to start as a Volvo Ocean Race commentator before taking part in the parade marking the start of the stage start to Galway on Sunday 1st July. Samantha Davis never takes breaks and is on all fronts. ...[more]

Vendée Globe - Sam Davies delighted with first solo experience By Vendée Globe, 6:18 PM Sun 1 Jul 2012
Vendée Globe - After coming back from her offshore sailing session started on June 14 in order to qualify for the Vendée Globe, Sam Davies expressed how delighted she was with this first solo experience on Savéol: ...[more]

Vendée Globe - Interview with Jérémie Beyou By Vendée Globe, 8:24 PM Thu 21 Jun 2012
The Vendée Globe 2012-2013 gets underway from Les Sables d’Olonne on November 10, 2012. Jérémie Beyou (Maître CoQ) will start his second Vendée Globe in less than five months time and shares details on his preparation and his goals. ...[more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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