Archivio della categoria Vendée Globe

(Actualité) – 1996 And All That…

The third edition of the Vendée Globe went down in history as one of the most dramatic. Three sailors were rescued from the most hostile of Indian Oceans. Canadian Gerry Roufs did not make it and was lost in the Pacific Ocean. It was a landmark edition which directly gave rise to the IMOCA class and the new safety standards which came with it.

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(Actualité) – Sign O’ The Times?

For the first time in the history of IMOCA class racing two solo women racers lifted the top two places at a circuit event when Sam Davies (Initiatives Coeur) and Isabelle Joschke (Monin) topped the podium for the Drheam Cup, racing from La Trinité sur Mer - Cherbourg via the Fastnet.
Three times winner of La Solitaire du Figaro and the skipper who finished fourth in the last Vendée Globe Yann Eliès acknowledged with a smile, “Sailing is a modern, open sport and it is good to have the girls beating us.”
The domination of the only two women in the IMOCA fleet reflects their guile and skill in the initial light conditions but it was also tough between the Fastnet and Land’s End.

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(En bref) – Fair Winds Tony Bullimore

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(En bref) – Drheam Cup: Girls’ Dream Double Leaves Guys in the Shade

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(Actualité) – Around the World, Around the Doors

The publication of the Notice of Race for the 2020-21 Vendée Globe brought a realisation that getting one of the 30 places in the race is now a competitive process. It galvanised established and hopeful skippers to do everything to make sure they are on that start line and now there is a much more focused race against time.

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