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    Published on 11-25-2020 01:11 PM
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    Thomas Coville's Sodebo Franck Cammas's Gitana teams departed yesterday in a duel
    match race around the world in quest of a new Jules Verne Trophy Record. Both teams
    are devouring the miles with the current edge going to Gitana which of this writing is at 494 miles under her pontoons
    with a 63nm advance of the Idec Sport Reference while Sodebo has 46nm ...
    Published on 11-25-2020 12:15 PM
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    As race leader Charlie Dalin starts to finally feel like he is on the threshold of the big south, where he will race for the first time in his life, his closest rival Thomas Ruyant reported damage to the port foil of his IMOCA LinkedOut

    Ruyant was resting inside his boat during last night, around 0200hrs UTC, when he heard ...
    Published on 11-25-2020 09:41 AM
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    While lying in second place in the South Atlantic, some 72 nautical miles behind leader Charlie Dalin (Apivia), Thomas Ruyant last night sustained damage to the port foil of his IMOCA LinkedOut. ...
    Published on 11-24-2020 09:55 PM
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    Departing Tuesday at 4.30 p.m. from its base in Lorient, Sodebo Ultim 3 crossed the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, at 02h 55min (French time), the starting line of the Jules Verne Trophy, located between the Créac'h lighthouse (Ouessant ) and that of Cape Lizard ...
    Published on 11-24-2020 09:21 PM
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    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild sets sail on the Jules Verne Trophy

    Lorient, wednesday, November 25, 2020 - Leaving Lorient shortly after 21:30 hours local time on Tuesday 24 November, the men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild launched onto an express delivery trip up to Ushant and the start line for their first Jules Verne Trophy attempt. Four hours later, the latest addition to the Gitana fleet was awaiting a front to roll through to set sail on the theoretical 21,760 nautical miles that make up this long, ...
    Published on 11-24-2020 11:02 AM
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    Leader mid South Atlantic, half way between Itajai and Cape Town

    It’s Not Usually Like This

    Dalin Fighting For Metres
    Davies, Burton Break South
    Destremau, Thomson in Repair Mode

    Charlie Dalin, Vendée Globe leader since yesterday morning, confirmed that he is in full ‘inshore mode, fighting for every metre I can gain,’ as he tries to break through to the southern ocean low pressure train ...
    Published on 11-24-2020 09:38 AM
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    © E.Stichelbaut / polaRYSE / Gitana S.A

    Departure postponed for today but a new window targeted for Thursday!

    Lorient, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - Record hunting is not a bed of roses, but the many variables, which have inevitably been part and parcel of life for the Gitana Team and her crew since the start of standby, were known about by one and all before they decided to take on the Jules Verne Trophy. ...
    Published on 11-24-2020 08:26 AM
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    Thomas Coville and his seven teammates will leave Lorient this Tuesday afternoon to head for Ouessant and set off tonight to attack the Jules Verne Trophy. An express and controlled departure for the crew of Sodebo Ultim 3 ...
    Published on 11-23-2020 04:52 PM
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    The crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild switches to yellow

    Lorient, monday, November 23, 2020 - After a long weather briefing carried out remotely with the router Marcel van Triest, the entire crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild gathered alongside Cyril Dardashti, director of the five-arrow team, has taken the decision ...
    Published on 11-23-2020 02:02 PM
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    Thomson explains repairs and is moving in course direction this evening
    Beyou talks of his new race
    Dalin, Ruyant in step on slalom south

    On a sequence of gybes stepping downwind underneath the Saint Helena high pressure system in the South Atlantic Charlie Dalin (Apivia) became the new leader of the Vendée Globe this morning. He outmanoeuvred ...
    Published on 11-23-2020 10:23 AM

    In this video just landed Alex Thomson takes us into the front of HUGO BOSS and shows the extent of the damage to the internal ...
    Published on 11-22-2020 12:43 PM
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    British Vendée Globe skipper Alex Thomson has today been forced to slow his HUGO BOSS to a crawl as he attempts to make a technical repair to a longitudinal beam in the bow of his IMOCA 60.

    Thomson alerted his team to the problem around 1900hrs TU Saturday evening after a routine inspection raised immediate concerns as he raced south-eastwards towards the Southern Ocean part of the leading trio of boats racing south-eastwards some 850 nautical miles east of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
    Published on 11-22-2020 12:25 AM
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    HUGO BOSS is making slowed speeds SE’wards down the race course early this morning after Alex Thomson’s team last night alerted Race Direction of the Vendée Globe to a possible structural issue on board Thomson’s black and pink ...
    Published on 11-20-2020 11:17 AM
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    Risky Route to the South?
    Big Split To Advantage Top Three
    Comebacks Are In

    Racing at the latitude of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil this morning British skipper Alex Thomson, leader of the Vendée Globe, today emphasized that he feels under no pressure from his nearest two French rivals Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) and Charlie Dalin (Apivia) who have both cut miles from his lead ...
    Published on 11-19-2020 04:37 PM
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    Alex Thomson ( HUGO BOSS ) still in the lead although having conceded ground on Thomas Reyant ( LinkedOut ) and Charlie Dalin ( Apivia ); unanswered questions about the leader's tempo; three IMOCAs with "straight drifts" already in the southern hemisphere; Nicolas Troussel safely ... Here is information for this 11 th day of the Vendée Globe.

    For a few hours, a doubt floated in the bow of HUGO BOSS . In fact, in 48 hours, between crossing the equator as the leader, with 78 miles ahead of LinkedOut , his runner-up , and ...
    Published on 11-18-2020 12:59 PM
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    By crossing the demarcation line between the two hemispheres this Wednesday November 18 at 2:19 p.m., Alex Thomson is far from improving the reference time: the skipper of HUGO BOSS thus took 9 days 23 hours 59 minutes to reach the equator at the start des Sables d'Olonne. His pursuers are now more than one hundred miles (except for Thomas Rettant and Charlie Dalin), or even more than ...
    Published on 11-18-2020 12:13 PM
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    Alex Thomson has successfully crossed the equator into the southern hemisphere, as he maintains his lead in the Vendée Globe.

    The HUGO BOSS skipper crossed the equator at 13:19 UTC today (Wednesday 18th November) after 9 days, 23 hours ...
    Published on 11-17-2020 04:41 PM

    Alex Thomson Racing

    Destination: The Doldrums! ��

    [Day 9 VG2020]
    Jérémie Beyou (Charal) has finally taken to the sea. He past through the Sables d'Olonne Channel a second time to the cheers ...
    Published on 11-17-2020 02:57 PM
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    While Nicolas Troussel is motoring slowly into a lumpy sea, his Vendée Globe abandoned after his mast was broken early yesterday morning, this afternoon in bright sunshine and light winds off Les Sables d’Olonne, Jérémie Beyou was resuscitating his own race, restarting some 2,700 nautical miles behind leader Alex Thomson who was negotiating the first hours of his Doldrums passage on HUGO BOSS.


    With almost no ...
    Published on 11-16-2020 06:06 PM
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    The Schuss Downhill To The Doldrums

    Passing 250 miles west of the Cape Verde islands during last night Alex Thomson has the accelerator down on HUGO BOSS on the fast flight south trying to extend on the Vendée Globe rivals who are chasing him. Flying downwind at average speeds of more than 20kts, HUGO BOSS is more than 75 miles ahead of Jean Le Cam and 139 miles up on third placed Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut)

    Overnight the British skipper has largely held his margin on the hard pressing peloton although Charlie Dalin (Apivia) who has miles to catch up after a conservative option at storm Theta– joking yesterday ‘hold on lads I am coming I am putting on more coal – made the greatest overnight miles at 144nms ...