Tag Archives: Zbigniew ‘Gutek’ Gutkowski

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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Wet And Wild Start For VELUX 5 OCEANS Sprint Three

Blustery winds, gray skies and rain marked the beginning of the 6,000 nautical mile Sprint 3 of the Velux Five Oceans Singlehanded Around the World Race.  The four remaining boats departed Sunday from Wellington, New Zealand bound for to Punta del … Continue reading

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