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Vendee Globe - The end is near + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:22 AM Wed 30 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, British skipper Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) is due to arrive in Les Sables d’Olonne between 6am and 7am early tomorrow, Wednesday morning, and to process down the canal at approximately 8am. He is enduring similar conditions to those that were experienced by François Gabart and Armel Le Cléac’h, battered in the Bay of Biscay by 35 to 45 knots and very confused, unpleasant seas. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Golding vs Le Cam battle continues By Emily Caroe, , 2:04 AM Wed 30 Jan 2013
For Mike Golding and Jean Le Cam, locked in the duel for fifth place in the Vendée Globe, one last hurdle, the Azores high pressure zone which is ridged from the SW to the NE in front of the pair, might be the tactical opportunity which will settle once and for all the battle between the British and French skippers. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Close together and exhausted in Les Sables d'Olonne By Vendee Globe, , 4:56 AM Tue 29 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, the record breaking duo’s feet have barely touched the ground since they made their unprecedented arrival into Les Sables d’Olonne yesterday. Never in the race’s history have two boats been so close together. With an exhausted François Gabart (Macif) rationalising his victory and an energetic Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) gallantly coming to terms with his second place. ...[more]

Vendee Globe Race - Golding tilts at fifth place By Emily Caroe, Atlantic , 7:40 PM Mon 28 Jan 2013
The seemingly relentless climb up the Atlantic in the NE’ly tradewinds is a passage that Mike Golding knows well but that does not make it any easier or more enjoyable. There are no tactical, short term options available, this is just a period of bouncing, bumpy, slamming upwind sailing which is testing on stamina and patience, watching the miles to the finish drop slowly. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Mike Golding's message for winner Francois Gabart By Emily Caroe, , 8:52 AM Mon 28 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, the winner has been decided. 29 year old Francois Gabart onboard Macif was the first across the line in Les Sables d'Olonne. Currently in sixth place (2,581.0 nm from the finish) Brit Mike Golding sent this message to the the youngest winner in the Race's history. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Transcript of press conference with Francois Gabart By Vendee Globe, 8:15 AM Mon 28 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, the winner has been decided. Gabart crossed the finish line onboard Macif at 15 hours 18 minutes 40 seconds, French time, setting a new solo round-the-world record of 78 day, 2 hours, 16 minutes and 40 seconds. Beating Michel Desjoyeaux’s record by 6 day 00 hours 53 minutes. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Armel Le Cléac’h, Banque Populaire takes second place By Vendee Globe, 5:57 AM Mon 28 Jan 2013
Frenchman Armel Le Cléac’h onboard Banque Populaire, crossed the Vendée Globe finish line Sunday 27th January 2013 at 17 hour 35 min 52 seconds GMT. He finishes the race in 78 days 5 hours and 33 minutes. This is the smallest gap between the winner and the second in the Vendée Globe history, a mere 3 hours 17minutes 12 seconds behind Gabart. ...[more]

Vendee Globe: François Gabart wins in new solo round-the-world record By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, 2:43 AM Mon 28 Jan 2013
François Gabart crossed the Vendée Globe finish line at 15 hours 18 minutes 40 seconds, French time, setting a new solo round-the-world record of 78 day, 2 hours, 16 minutes and 40 seconds. Beating Michel Desjoyeaux’s record by 6 day 00 hours 53 minutes. ...[more]

Vendee Globe Race - Record-shattering finish at hand By Vendee Globe, United Kingdom , 8:18 PM Sun 27 Jan 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013, the world of sailing and yacht racing is preparing for a historic moment. For the first time, two men solo, nonstop and without assistance, will sail around the world in less than 80 days. The legendary duel between François Gabart (Macif) and Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) which has raged unabated since the 10th November will finally be concluded. ...[more]

Vendee Globe Race - Gamesa still putting pressure on SynerCiel By Emily Caroe, Atlantic Ocean , 6:45 PM Sun 27 Jan 2013
Mike Golding is working hard, constantly reviewing the trim of Gamesa and the sailplan as he tries to hold on to fifth placed Jean Le Cam (SynerCiel) ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Emanating the spirit of sportsmanship + Video By Vendee Globe, , 6:06 AM Sun 27 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Francois Gabart (Macif) is expected to cross the finish line between 10am and 1pm on Sunday 26th January, 2-5 hours before Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire). The tide will allow the boats to enter the canal to Port Olona, Les Sables d’Olonne after 2PM. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - The final day at sea By Vendee Globe, , 11:12 PM Sat 26 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), at 130 miles south-west of the Azores, has adjusted his course to be closer to Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3) who he has overtaken this morning. Dick is around 40 miles to the east of Thomson, and has succeeded so far, despite the total loss of the keel, to progress without too much difficulty ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Gamesa in footing mode + Interview with Mike Golding By Emily Caroe, 10:48 PM Sat 26 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper Mike Golding is in typical upwind trade winds conditions, very bouncy, bumpy seas with his sheets on Gamesa slightly cracked, eased a little, as he chases Jean Le Cam in fifth, 52 miles ahead. Le Cam continues to sail faster than Golding by over one knot. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Race Village opens, focus shifts to end goal + Video By Vendee Globe, , 5:33 AM Sat 26 Jan 2013
The Vendee Globe Race Village in Les Sables d’Olonne officially opened today. It is open everyday from 10am – 7pm. The first skipper is expected to cross the finish line between 5am – 11am Sunday 27th January. Hugo Boss with skipper Alex Thomson is expected to move into third place tonight. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Final sprint begins By Vendee Globe, 9:42 PM Fri 25 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe 2012 -13 has been fun but the time is coming to bring down the final curtain and move along because the home strait sprint has begun. This morning, the two race leaders passed the symbolic 1000 miles point from Les Sables d'Olonne, the start and finish of the solo race around our beautiful planet. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Mike Golding passes back across the Equator By Emily Caroe, , 9:31 PM Fri 25 Jan 2013
After leaving Les Sables d’Olonne at the start of the Vendée Globe 75 days 12 hours 12 mins and 26 seconds ago, Mike Golding passed back across the Equator into the northern hemisphere this morning at 00:14:26hrs UTC. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Of Equator crossings and keel-less sailing + Video By Vendee Globe, , 6:37 AM Fri 25 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3) today on the French version of Vendée Globe LIVE explained his predicament. 'I’m in the high, so there’s only 12-13 knots of wind, in a situation that’s not easy for a boat without her keel. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Golding completes sixth circumnavigation By Emily Caroe, , 2:09 AM Fri 25 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, at 2300 last night, Mike Golding completed his sixth circumnavigation of the world, as he crossed his track, whilst racing back up the Atlantic in this his fourth Vendée Globe. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - The battle will be bitter to the end By Vendee Globe, , 12:17 AM Fri 25 Jan 2013
In the Vendee Globe, it is difficult to know for sure what is really happening in the minds of the leading duo. One thing is certain the battle will be bitter to the end. Just over 1200 miles from the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne, the suspense is gripping in the final strait of the seventh edition of the Vendée Globe. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - It’s not over until it’s over + Video By Vendee Globe, , 6:24 AM Thu 24 Jan 2013
The Vendee Globe fleet leaders are expected to arrive in Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée, France either Saturday evening, or Sunday morning. Please visit the website for regular updates. The current plan is that the first three boats crossing the finish line and making their way down the canal will receive LIVE coverage on the Vendée Globe web TV channel hosted by Daily Motion. ...[more]

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