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A dream

No comments necessary. Let’s not forget that The Vendée Globe race around the world starts in 15 days.

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Round the world

Vendée Globe Just over one month to wait before the departure of one of the cruellest sailing race in the world. Departure is scheduled on November 8th in Les Sables d’Olonne. The Vendée Globe is the only sailing race round … Continue reading

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Sails

Another short holiday for 2020 is being discussed and will be added to the list as a strong possibility. After the summer madness along the Cote d’Azur, the quaint village of St Tropez hold the yearly “Les voiles de St … Continue reading

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Transat Jacques Vabre

We are a mere 8 days from the start of this transatlantic race. Below a short history of the race taken from their home page. THE TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE STORY In its 24 years of existence, the bi-annual Transat Jacques … Continue reading

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Route du Rhum

SO they have been at it for almost 3 days. At the time of writing this there are 2310 nm left to race for the current leader. There has been some really rough seas and storms and someof the favorites … Continue reading

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Route du Rhum

Not long to go, November 4th a record number of participants, 124 in fact, will depart from Saint Malo direction Pointe-à-Pitre.   There are 6 categories : 6 Ultimes 21 Imocas 6 Multi50 52 Class40 17 Rhum Mono 21 Rhum … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race – The finish

What a thrilling and tight finish. As I write this, the Dongfeng boat has just crossed the finishing line. The rest of the fleet is literally a few meters away. This means that Dongfeng is the overall winner of the … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 11

I have been so busy I have missed the departure yesterday of the 11th leg from Göteborg to The Hague. It is the final leg of this gigantic race. It is a short one with a distance of approximately 980 … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 10

Leg 10 from Cardiff to Göteborg is due to start in a couple of hours. I am all set up to watch the start live. The route is quite interesting going west of Ireland and north of Scotland. The wind … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 9 – Finish

All but one arrived in Cardiff during the course of the day Only 4 minutes separated the first two boats It also means that team Dongfeng and my favorite skipper have taken the lead (a very narrow one) over team … Continue reading

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