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The Strange New World of Single-handed Racing – Alex Thomson Vendée Globe Week 4 Highlights

In 1969 in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, the first non-stop, single-handed, round-the-world yacht race, there was considerable concern for Robin Knox Johnson whose radio had malfunctioned off New Zealand.  Four months later, he was able to make contact with a … Continue reading

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More Vendée Globe Gear Problems – Jérémie Beyou Drops Out After Keel Failure

A week ago last Sunday, 20 boats sailed by 20 sailors set off in the Vendée Globe non-stop round-the-world single-handed yacht race. Now only 15 remain in the race.  Jérémie Beyou dropped out yesterday after the hydraulic ram on his articulating keel broke on his Open 60 class boat, Maître CoQ.   Of the … Continue reading

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