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    Published on 01-16-2017 09:04 AM
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    PHOTO-FINISH PREDICTED IN VENDÉE GLOBE THRILLER

    MONDAY 16 JANUARY 2017, 16H33
    The Vendée Globe is going down to the wire with the leading pair of Armel Le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson split ...
    Published on 01-15-2017 11:08 AM
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    Somewhat scalded by the insolent brio with which Francis Joyon and his extraordinary crew of the maxi trimaran Idec Sports are played of the vast seas of the great south, the Atlantic ...
    Published on 01-15-2017 10:55 AM
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    THROTTLES DOWN IN SPRINT TO VENDÉE GLOBE FINISH
    SUNDAY 15 JANUARY 2017, 17H00
    The race to the Vendée Globe finish line today became an all-out, neck-and-neck sprint as the leading pair's speedos rocketed into the 20s.



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    After several days of slow progress north in light winds, Armel Le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson were today blasting towards the home straight of the ...
    Published on 01-13-2017 10:21 AM
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    LEADERS COMPRESS IN RACE TO LES SABLES; DICK SETS RECORD
    FRIDAY 13 JANUARY 2017, 13H28

    Friday the 13th might be unlucky for some, but not for British skipper Alex Thomson who has pulled back 76 crucial miles on Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h in the last 24 hours.
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    Published on 01-13-2017 10:06 AM
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    GETTING A LIFT OFF ARGENTINA
    13 January 2017

    And they’re off again! While they had to wait a short while for the low-pressure system to leave Argentina, Francis Joyon and his men sailing to the NW of ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 11:32 AM
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    IDEC SPORT more than 4 days and 6 hours ahead of the record at the Horn.

    The IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran skippered by Francis Joyon crossed ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 10:00 AM
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    Day 68: Thomson eyes final assault; Dick fourth in the north

    British skipper Alex Thomson today said his last chance of winning the 2016-17 Vendée Globe lies with a ridge of high pressure close to the finish line. Thomson said his only hope of overtaking Le Cléac'h, barring mechanical failure, will be if he could ...
    Published on 01-11-2017 10:04 AM
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    LE CLÉAC’H EXTENDS LEAD; BOISSIÈRES DUELS WITH 'GUARDIAN ANGEL'

    WEDNESDAY 11 JANUARY 2017, 07H03
    French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h has almost doubled his lead on arch-rival Alex Thomson overnight after finding ...
    Published on 01-11-2017 09:48 AM
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    THE HORN THIS EVENING, FOUR DAYS AHEAD OF THE RECORD PACE
    11 January 2017

    Francis Joyon, Alex Pella, Bernard Stamm, ...
    Published on 01-10-2017 10:37 AM
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    Straight on and out of the Southern Ocean?


    IDEC SPORT is continuing to extend her lead and clock up the miles in the Pacific. Her crew managed to overcome the hurdles, thanks to a carefully chosen route and some impressive acceleration. Approaching Cape Horn, 750 ...
    Published on 01-10-2017 10:25 AM
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    LE CLÉAC’H VENTS FRUSTRATION AT COMPLEX FINAL WEEK

    TUESDAY 10 JANUARY 2017, 15H56


    Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac’h today spoke of his frustration as erratic weather in the North Atlantic complicates his path to the finish line. At the latest position update ...
    Published on 01-09-2017 08:45 AM
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    Down in the Sixties
    9 January 2017

    IDEC SPORT will be rounding Cape Horn in a few days from now, so it might seem odd that they are heading so far south. Aboard the red and grey maxi-trimaran, all ...
    Published on 01-08-2017 11:01 AM
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    CALMING THINGS DOWN IN THE PACIFIC
    8 January 2017

    At the start of the 24th day of racing in the remote part of the South Pacific, IDEC SPORT has managed to slide under a low and is advancing in a NW’ly breeze blowing ...
    Published on 01-07-2017 11:03 AM
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    LEADER LE CLÉAC'H BACK IN NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

    SATURDAY 07 JANUARY 2017, 07H02

    Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h has crossed the Equator into the Northern Hemisphere, signalling the start of the drag race through the north Atlantic towards the finish line. ...
    Published on 01-06-2017 10:44 AM
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    THREE KINGS: FA CLOSING CAPE HORN, LE CLÉACH’S 34 DAY REIGN IN THE DOLDRUMS, KING JEAN IS FOURTH

    FRIDAY 06 JANUARY 2017, 17H31

    Hungarian Vendée Globe skipper Nandor Fa is having the race of his life in the Vendée Globe. The 62-year old wrestler, turned canoeist turned ...
    Published on 01-06-2017 10:10 AM
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    ATTACKING THE DEEP SOUTH
    6 January 2017

    After a rapid crossing of the Indian Ocean – “the most violent and fantastic run in my life as a sailor,” according to Sébastien Audigane, “the craziest sailing I have ever done down by the icebergs, pushing ...
    Published on 01-05-2017 10:48 AM
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    WHEN A VICTORY IS STAYING ON COURSE
    THURSDAY 05 JANUARY 2017, 18H26
    Conrad Colman is in recovery mode. The Kiwi skipper in ninth place in the Vendée Globe is recovering physically after three epic days battling to keep alive his ten year dream to complete the famous solo round the world race.

    Rest is the best medicine for his ...
    Published on 01-05-2017 09:30 AM
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    IDEC SPORT AT THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
    5 January 2017

    At the start of their 21st day of racing, Francis Joyon and his elite crew are preparing to leave the low-pressure system that propelled ...
    Published on 01-04-2017 12:56 PM
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    Boris Herrmann, the first German to compete in the Everest of the seas !

    The German sailor, Boris Herrmann has just acquired the IMOCA monohull Edmond de Rothschild, currently in the hands of Sébastien ...
    Published on 01-04-2017 12:52 PM
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    GREAT EXPECTATIONS - THE COUNTERS ARE RESET

    WEDNESDAY 04 JANUARY 2017, 18H13
    For the Vendée Globe leaders, this eighth edition of the solo round the world race is increasingly feeling like a game of two very distinct, contrasting halves.

    From the start on Sunday 6th November in Les Sables d’Olonne the pace was fast and furious, smashing records at each key point to Cape ...