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Vendee Globe - Tension rises as the clock ticks on By Vendee Globe, , 5:31 AM Thu 29 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, with 760 miles to go until the boats arrive at the first mark Gough Island, which they must leave to starboard, everything is still to play for in this nail biting strategic climax to the gateway of the southern ocean. If the fleet compresses it means the drag race through the mountainous swells of the icy south seas and leaves the race wide open. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Golding looks forward to his return to the 'Big South' By Gamesa Sailing Team, , 4:23 AM Thu 29 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding is looking forward to his return to the 'Big South', the month long stretch through the Southern Ocean to Cape Horn, which forms such a key part of the Vendée. Golding, dubbed 'King of the South', for his speed and tenacity in the most inhospitable seas on the planet is only too aware of the dangers. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Steady gain for Golding, Gamesa By Emily Caroe, , 2:47 AM Thu 29 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, along with his French running mate, Jean Le Cam on SynerCiel, Mike Golding has made a steady gain on the leaders through the last 24 hours and the British skipper is confident he will continue to gain over the next three days. ...[more]

Vendee Globe: Shortest v fastest - who will benefit? By Vendee Globe, , 2:22 AM Thu 29 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, the front of the fleet are gnawing their nails as they are plagued by fickle weather conditions. The question is who will benefit? Will it be those who have elected to sail the shortest and most direct route of the course, and are now heading into the lighter north, or those who have sailed deeper south in search of faster winds. ...[more]

Vendee Globe chess match commences + Video By Vendee Globe, , 4:10 AM Wed 28 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) torpedoed into second place at the 1500 GMT ranking today. Although he feels it will be short lived, 'Up to second place on the rankings! Will be short lived when Macif and Virbac get the new wind first but happy anyway!' ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Thomson in third, complications for Gabart By Vendee Globe, , 2:19 AM Wed 28 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Jean-Pierre Dick’s (Virbac Paprec 3) loss is Alex Thomson’s (Hugo Boss) gain. Dick’s decision to dip south away from the theoretical and shortest route, gambling that he will gain miles on the winds gradually shifting to the west in order to propel him to the Cape of Good Hope has meant that Thomson has slipped into third place. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Doldrum frustration for Mike Golding + Video By Emily Caroe, 2:13 AM Wed 28 Nov 2012
'It’s the third Doldrums of the race, it is very frustrating,' said Mike Golding summarising progress through the last fifteen or sixteen hours onboard Gamesa, racing in the Vendee Globe this morning. As he struggles with the high pressure ridge which is effectively barring progress south, Golding admits these are challenging times. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Ice gate position shifts + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:50 AM Tue 27 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique), in the North Atlantic, crossed the Equator this morning at 0807 GMT. 'Here it is hot everywhere! I just take good wind finally. Today I did a ceremony for the passage of Ecuador and I gave a little rum offered by Didier Elin Neptune and the boat with rice and salt (Japanese style). ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Jeans make a westward gamble By Vendee Globe, , 1:37 AM Tue 27 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, the front guns are slowing as they negotiate a light passage between the Saint Helena high and a depression forming off Argentina. The fleet this morning crossed the symbolic 20,000 miles theoretical distance to finish (DTF Distance To Finish), Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire), the most easterly of boats slowed down to a crawling ten knots. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - More of the same on board Gamesa By Emily Caroe, , 1:26 AM Tue 27 Nov 2012
‘More of the same….’ Such is the stability of the regime aboard Gamesa, in the Vendee Globe, that at times it can become monotonous as Mike Golding works south east around the South Atlantic anticyclone system, now in sixth place and having lost a few miles to seventh placed Jean Le Cam recently. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Golding on Gamesa's progress and PRB retirement By Emily Caroe, , 6:08 AM Mon 26 Nov 2012
Vendee Globe – On Sunday, 25 November at 16:25 GMT, Mike Golding commented on the retirement of Vincent Riou on PRB: 'I crossed close to Vincent onboard PRB last night as he headed west assessing the possibility of repair following the collision with an adrift buoy. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Riou bows out, only thirteen remain + Video By Vendee Globe, , 4:25 AM Mon 26 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, the news broke this morning that Vincent Riou, onboard his boat PRB, has retired from the race. Two days ago he collided with a large floating metal buoy and damaged his hull. After 48hrs of assessing whether a repair was possible, this morning, he reluctantly decided to retire from the race. He is the seventh boat to retire in the race in 15 days and there are now 13 boats re ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Virbac Paprec 3 sails into second place By Vendee Globe, , 3:25 AM Mon 26 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, the tallest skipper in the fleet - Jean Pierre Dick, has leapt into second place from fourth overtaking the golden boy, François Gabart, (Macif) during the night. Since the start he has maintained that he has two priorities, to keep the boat moving and to sleep. ...[more]

Venee Globe - Riou, PRB forced to retire By Vendee Globe, 10:55 PM Sun 25 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, even though he thought he was going to be able to fix the hull of his boat, Vincent Riou found himself unable to find a solution regarding the shroud underneath his outrigger. It was therefore just not possible to consider sailing in the Southern Ocean and Vincent Riou's decision came this morning: He's surrendering in this 2012 Vendée Globe and retiring from the race. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Hanging by a carbon thread + Video By Vendee Globe, , 4:42 AM Sun 25 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Vincent Riou (PRB) was fighting to stay in the race on Saturday night following a collision with a metal buoy in the night in the South Atlantic. The winner of the 2004-5 edition, hero of 2008-09 and one of the favourites for this race will need all of the skill as one best solo skippers France has ever produced to keep his flickering dream alive. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Golding comments on PRB incident By Sara Blackwell, , 3:40 AM Sun 25 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding (Gamesa), who’s had a tough night with next to no sleep for 24hrs comments on the unfortunate incident on PRB: Mike I don’t know if you know but Vincent on PRB has hit a metal buoy, first of all, How are you? ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Vow made to attack the British By Vendee Globe, , 4:25 AM Sat 24 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, the Doldrums can continue to bite long after you have left them and Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) revealed on Friday that he has been struggling to keep pace in the lead group because he has been unable to use his genoa. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Astonishing gains for Team Plastique By Vendee Globe, 3:10 AM Sat 24 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Alessandro Di Benedetto was supposed to be here just for the adventure, he has packed 130 days’ worth of food and has a salad garden dotted around his deck, but never underestimate a man who has sailed around the world in a mini – the 21 foot boat variety, not the car, but only marginally less incredible. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Golding pushing hard to maintain gap + Video By Emily Caroe, , 2:48 AM Sat 24 Nov 2012
Vendee Globe - Friday 23 November 2012 07:15 GMT update from Mike Golding on board Gamesa: It’s a time to be objective for Mike Golding, on Gamesa, to keep pushing hard trying to maintain the gap to the leading boats – or reduce it – as at present they have been continually benefiting from racing in a slightly more lifted, favourable breeze. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - The flying Spaniard returns By Vendee Globe, , 5:27 AM Fri 23 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, Javier ‘Bubi’ Sansó (Acciona 100% EcoPowered) has scorched down the north Atlantic and through the Doldrums as if they were a myth and now has the top of the fleet in his sights. He has made up 350 miles in the last two days. ...[more]

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