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OPEN 60: The reasons behind the changes

April 24th, 2013

In the 2008-9 Vendee Globe, the solo, non-stop around the world race in the IMOCA Open 60 class, 19 of the 30 original entries that started in Les Sables d’Olonne, France failed to finish. During the 2012-13 edition, 9 of the 20 starting skippers experienced a similar fate. Both the reduction of entries, and the


2012-2013 Vendée Globe: Casualty count

March 13th, 2013

A LOOK BACK ON ABANDONS Out of the 20 starting skippers, 9 had to pull out of the race, making the ratio of this 2012-2013 Vendée Globe quite similar to the previous editions, and even a little better when compared to the 2008 – 2009 Vendée Globe, which featured the same number of finishers but


What will the next vendee globe look like?

February 27th, 2013

By Elaine Bunting, Yachting World As the Vendee Globe comes to an end again for another four years the discussions are turning to what changes need to be made to the format for the next edition. Top of the agenda is changes to the boats eligible to take part. After more keel failures in this


This is Normal

February 20th, 2013

Mike Golding discusses his post-race symptoms following the 2012-2013 Vendee Globe, the 24,000-nm solo, non-stop around the world race in the IMOCA Open 60 class: “My sleep patterns are beginning to return to something approaching normal – though I am still requiring catnaps in the day. The out-of-condition legs are strengthening daily but my upper

Vendee Globe Ocean Race

October 19th, 2012

Britain’s Alex Thomson may be more famous for his stunts to promote sponsor’s Hugo Boss brand, but his focus now

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