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Vendee Globe - Tanguy de Lamotte crosses finish line + Video By Vendee Globe, , 11:23 PM Sun 17 Feb 2013
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper Tanguy de Lamotte crossed the finish line on Sunday at 10hrs 58min and 10 seconds (French time). He finished in 10th place with a race time of 98 days 21 hours 56 minutes and 10 seconds. He has travelled 28,160 miles on the water at an average speed of 11.9 knots. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Intense duel continues between Golding and Le Cam By Sara Blackwell, , 12:46 AM Sat 2 Feb 2013
The duel between Vendee Globe 2012-13 skippers Mike Golding and Jean Le Cam has lost nothing of its intensity as the pair pass the latitude of Madiera this morning with Golding slightly quicker again on the very early morning poll. He is just 53 miles behind as the pair negotiate a tricky, messy weather pattern between two high pressure systems. One is centred more or less over the Azores ...[more]

Vendee Globe race records shattered By Vendee Globe, , 11:42 PM Thu 31 Jan 2013
The warmth of the welcome and the passion for the Vendée Globe was immediately obvious to everyone who was in Les Sables d’Olonne last Sunday to witness the historic finishes of winner François Gabart and second placed Armel Le Cléac’h, and indeed to a huge global audience who used every different type of media to share the incredible experience. ...[more]

Vendee Globe - Hugo Boss crosses finish in third By Vendee Globe, , 12:27 AM Thu 31 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper Alex Thomson, onboard Hugo Boss, crossed the race finish line at 07 hours 25 minutes 43 seconds (GMT) after 80 days 19 hours 23 minutes 43 seconds at sea. He finishes two days 18 hours and seven minutes behind François Gabart. ...[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 - 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 - Gabart takes the lead By Vendee Globe, , 9:29 PM Wed 23 Jan 2013
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper François Gabart, onboard Macif, in his epistle last night to the race HQ explained that his journey through the centre of the Azores High was wrapped in a beautiful rainbow. The young pretender and race leader has elected to sail around the edge of the high, which should enable him to reach the northern ridge as quickly as possible and gather momentum once again ...[more]

Vendée Globe - More bad luck for Alessandro By Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, , 10:41 PM Mon 21 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe skipper Alessandro Di Benedetto, after climbing his mast yesterday evening, keeps having bad luck. Following the nose-dive by his boat, the sailor was injured and lost his small spinnaker in the manoeuvre. ...[more]

Vendée Globe – Hugo Boss passes through the Doldrums By Vendee Globe, 9:33 PM Sat 19 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe 2012-13 skipper Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), as he forecast, appears to have enjoyed the simplest of passages through the doldrums and averaged double-digit speeds overnight (10.7 knots since 1900hrs UTC). On his path on the westernmost part of the fleet, he should have a north wind of between 15/20 knots all morning, decreasing in the afternoon ...[more]

Vendée Globe – Hugo Boss fastest in fleet overnight By Matthew Pryor, , 10:09 PM Thu 17 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe 2012-13 skipper Alex Thomson, onboard Hugo Boss, was the fastest in the fleet overnight averaging 17 knots to keep his hopes of a place on the podium alive. He has been the fastest over the last 24 hours and as he leaves the coast of Brazil has power to add over the next 24 in easterly tradewinds as those in front of him struggle. ...[more]

Vendée Globe – Locked in battle By Vendèe Globe, 11:44 PM Mon 14 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe 2012-13 update after 64 days and 16 hours of racing with 470 miles to the equator. ...[more]

Vendée Globe - Golding catching up to Le Cam + Interview By Sara Blackwell, 10:27 PM Mon 14 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe 2012-13 skipper Mike Golding has caught to within 47 miles of his long time rival Jean Le Cam this morning and is still going very slightly quicker than the French skipper of SynerCiel. ...[more]

Vendée Globe - SynerCiel due to round Cape Horn By Vendèe Globe, 12:35 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe - At the end of the pacific passage, through the treacherous deep south, Cape Horn is the last mandatory gate via which the skippers must pass. It is their dream to round the mythical Horn, synonymous with turning into the final furlong, onto the home strait. ...[more]

Vendée Globe - Gamesa approaches Cape Horn By Emily Caroe, 12:08 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
Vendée Globe 2012-13 skipper Mike Golding is sailing relatively conservatively now, some 250 miles or about 18 hours to Cape Horn, very much into the mode in which he plans to make his sixth passage of the legendary cape. ...[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]

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 - Stamm diverts to make repairs By Vendee Globe, , 12:17 AM Mon 24 Dec 2012
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) has found shelter in the Auckland Islands, 250 miles south of New Zealand, on Sunday morning, after diverting at around 1700hrs UTC on Saturday to try to make repairs to his boat, ostensibly the hydrogenerators. ...[more]

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