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    Published on 02-12-2019 03:51 PM
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    February 8, 2019

    Day 127

    Noon Position: 47 45S 159 53E

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExS 6+

    Wind(t/tws): NNE 30 – 40

    Sea(t/ft): NE 14+ (steep and breaking)

    Sky: Stratus with rain and drizzle

    10ths Cloud Cover: 10

    Bar(mb): 1000+, still falling (998+ at sundown; still falling)

    Cabin Temp(f): 63

    Water Temp(f): 53

    Relative Humidity(%): 81 ...
    Published on 02-07-2019 10:50 AM
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    Five contenders for the 2020 Vendée Globe: that crucial diversity

    With the announcement that Banque Populaire is working alongside Clarisse Crémer, there are now five women hoping to take part in the next Vendée Globe, as she will be joining Sam Davies, Isabelle Joschke, Alexia Barrier and the British sailor, Pip Hare. Such a female line-up would be an outright record in the history of the race, which has seen seven women compete in eight editions. They have been fairly successful, as six of them completed the race.

    Alexia Barrier

    Published on 02-05-2019 10:46 AM
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    Entrant UPDATE...FRENCH!! #GGR2018

    Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 has crossed the equator and its speed increases steadily as it rises in the North-East Alizées area. Good navigation conditions ...
    Published on 02-04-2019 05:59 PM
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    February 5, 2019 – Majuro Atoll, RMI
    s/v QUIVER is officially underway on her global surf chasing odyssey! 17 days and change, and around 2,170 miles since leaving Kauai, QUIVER is moored inside the lagoon at Majuro Atoll; the most populated island ...
    Published on 02-01-2019 11:08 AM
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    UPDATE: Jules Verne Record Attempt Aborted....

    At 19h UTC Yann Guichard, the skipper of Spindrift 2, contacted his technical team ashore to report damage to the structure of the starboard rudder. Spindrift racing is challenging ...
    Published on 01-31-2019 10:13 AM
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    15 days into the Jules Verne Record attempt, Spindrift 2 maintains a 260 nm lead over IDEC Spots 2017 pace.

    The see-saw nautical milelead has vacillated between a high of 536 to a low of 90 or so since start two weeks ago.

    Published on 01-29-2019 10:10 AM
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    After 12 days, 14 hours, 58 minutes, Spindrift 2 reached the longitude of Cape Agulhas on Tuesday at 0240 UTC (0340 French Time), sailing from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Whilst maintaining the lead on Francis Joyon and his teams’ world record of 6 hours 43 minutes. In order to reach this point of Africa, Yann Guichard and his eleven crew members had to sail around the ...
    Published on 01-29-2019 09:45 AM
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    On the 29th of January today, after 211 days, 23 hours, 12 minutes and 19 s, JEAN-LUC VAN DEN HEEDE won the Golden Globe Race 2018 !
    What an achievement for this 73 years old man that was achieving his 6th circumnavigation, with a victory for the ...
    Published on 01-28-2019 12:24 PM
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    impending storm expected to wallop the Bay of Biscay in next couple of days

    Mark Slats, currently number two in the Golden Globe ...
    Published on 01-27-2019 10:15 AM
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    Now on the wave/storm train. Spindrift 2 has started pouring on the miles again.

    With a 24 hour run of 859 nm and currently pushing 34 knots, Spindrift 2 now has ...
    Published on 01-27-2019 09:55 AM
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    JLVDH is currently 217 nm to finish with a 317 lead over Mark Slats!


    Updated forecast!!! for Mark Slats suggesting the Low pressure system now forming ...
    Published on 01-25-2019 11:53 AM
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    Golden Globe Race
    2 hrs ·
    Jean Luc Van Den Heede has been caught by the center of the High and is making only 1.5kts. Mark Slats continues to close the gap and it may be at least another 10 hours before JL VDH gets moving toward the finish ...
    Published on 01-25-2019 11:03 AM
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    Spindrift 2 has taken a bit of of a hit on their advantage over Francis Joyon's 2017 Jules Verne reference while
    working their way around the St Helena High. But they will soon eject and be hurled into the Southern Ocean where they can hit ...
    Published on 01-24-2019 10:53 AM
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    Skippers update FRENCH Language 24/01/2019 #GGR2018

    ETA JL VDH 1200HRS 28th January!

    Jean Luc Van Den Heede will have a new challenge. The last day before his arrival, ...
    Published on 01-23-2019 02:50 PM
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    "We entered the Doldrums at 2° North: they were not very active, so we had to get through in relatively little breeze, but it was especially nice to have the full moon when we crossed the equator: we even saw the eclipse! It was beautiful for a good hour ... Everyone has really been ...
    Published on 01-23-2019 10:51 AM
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    ENTRANT UPDATE: 23/1/19 ..JL VDH 28th! MARK behind the HIGH!

    JLVD holds a 327 nm lead with 692nm to go!

    Jean Luc Van Den Heede is surely on the HOME RUN NOW! He will able to keep ahead of the center ...
    Published on 01-23-2019 10:35 AM
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    Patrick Childress upload these photos and storyline about a single handed sailor who misjudged what he saw in the dark of the night.

    Have you
    Published on 01-22-2019 09:50 AM
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    ENTRANT update FRENCH LANGUAGE! 22/01/2019

    Jean Luc Van Den Heede is now in a position of strength to stay in the head and at the top of the anticyclone that could propel him into the bay of biscay for the last Everything ...
    Published on 01-21-2019 10:35 AM
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    Golden Globe Race
    2 hrs ·

    ETA Jean Luc Van Den Heede is 31st January and all is well onboard. He swaps the rope holding the mast every time he changes the mainsail so he is busy and happy to have a good breeze. He is dreaming of HOME!! Soon.

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    Published on 01-21-2019 09:50 AM
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    On Monday 21 January at 07h45 UTC, Spindrift 2 broke her own record by just over an hour, by crossing the Equator in 4 days 19 hours 57 minutes. This also gave the black and gold team an advantage of more than 23 hours (180 miles) over the current holders of the Trophy Jules Verne, IDEC Sport. This is the first challenge in the team's quest to beat the round the world record. The time for the passage from Ushant to the ...