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Vendée Globe 2020-21

 
 By: cshimokita : December 2nd, 2020-18:58
At the moment (2-Dec-2020) Charlie Dalin in Apivia is leading by 232.8 nm as they round the Cape of Good Hope







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Seems to become an edition with quite some technical problems

 
 By: dedestexhes : December 2nd, 2020-22:51
1 boat already sunk, yesterday another one hit an ufo. Alex out of the race....

Thx for sharing,
Dirk

A bit sad to see Thomson 1,126.4 nm off the pace

 
 By: cshimokita : December 2nd, 2020-23:54
Back in 16th place at the moment. It seems that his revolutionary designed boat is struggling: closed cockpit, short deck plan, and oversized foils... The last race took around 70 days which could put the first boat across the line around mid-January. Casey

I heard that it was a very cruel race for some of the navigators. An impressive adventure.

 
 By: amanico : December 3rd, 2020-01:09
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Yes, a very eventful race this year!

 
 By: eklektik : December 3rd, 2020-01:26
Interesting to see that the are bringing high and complex tech (foil) on such a long, enduring and demanding race.
They are really pushing the limits!
Best,
E.

I was gutted when Alex ceased racing. Sad to see Simon's boat take on water.

 
 By: U3O8 : December 3rd, 2020-05:55
So now I'm following the ladies.  Isabelle is racing competitively.  Sam has an old boat and is toughing it out.  Clarisse...wow, never seem somebody so upbeat in every single video dispatch.  

What a race.  So much respect for all the competitors.

Video: A message from Alex Thomson

 
 By: cshimokita : December 3rd, 2020-06:25
After incurring damage on November 27 to the starboard rudder of his boat, 
British sailor Alex Thomson is headed for Cape Town where he will officially retire (video link).

Update prior to the New Year weekend...

 
 By: cshimokita : December 29th, 2020-05:06
As the leaders pass Nemo Point and head toward a weekend at Cape Horn I heard in an update that it's so remote in that part of the world that the closest individuals are on the International Space Station... it's a tight packed group and anyone could take the race over the remaining 8,700nm.

The Vendée Globe update ... finish immanent

 
 By: cshimokita : January 25th, 2021-14:49

"At 48 hours to the first finisher is expected on the line Wednesday afternoon (27-Jan-2021 UTC) computer modelling from the current weather predictions suggest three solo skippers could finish within four hours of each other."





I heard that the first to arrive may not be declared as the winner of the race...

 
 By: amanico : January 25th, 2021-22:47
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why?

 
 By: stere : January 26th, 2021-01:33
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Because some of the competitors are given some rewarding points for a reason I didn't get...

 
 By: amanico : January 26th, 2021-03:05
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The reason for the adjustment after crossing the finish line..

 
 By: cshimokita : January 26th, 2021-04:43

Regarding the time spent rescuing Kevin Escoffier (PRB), and after evaluating the impact on their race, the Vendée Globe international jury awarded Boris Herrmann (currently in 2nd place) 6 hours of compensation, Yannick Bestaven (currently in 5th place) 10 hours and 15 minutes of compensation, and Jean Le Cam (currently in 8th place) 16 hours and 15 minutes of compensation.  The compensation will be applied to them when crossing the finish line.

Casey

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Yes, there is some logic behind these compensations, indeed. But the first to cross the line won't necessarily be the first. At least, they should be ex aequo.

 
 By: amanico : January 26th, 2021-05:19
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For more detailed information on time compensation see the link below

 
 By: cshimokita : January 26th, 2021-06:48

as of 28/01/2021 05:15:00 UTC

 
 By: cshimokita : January 27th, 2021-21:27
Bad luck for Boris Herrmann  sad  and still to watch are the two skippers with compensation time due at finish....