Vendee Globe 2016

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  1. Doug Lord
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    Boy, Alex is fighting for it! Go Hugo Boss!! .7NM in front and going faster

    UPDATE: 4NM ahead and going a bit slower

    UPDATE-11pm,12/1/16 : Alex is 15.5 miles ahead and going 2kts faster! Go Alex!
     
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    Alex is 18.2NM ahead and doing 14 knots compared to Le Cleach at 10.9......
     
  4. philSweet
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    What happened to JP?

    Okay, looks like a boundary penalty and he decided to return to the west of the foul.
     
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  5. Doug Lord
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  6. SukiSolo
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    Yup, JP did get an Ice Exclusion Zone Penalty. In this edition of the race the rules are to exit at the same point (of entry) or further West....

    Currently the article on JP is in French only, doubtless it will be translated later.
     
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    Wow. Just discovered this race over the last few days. Almost impossible to conceive how man and machine can endure over such a long distance and in such conditions. And how impressive are these state of the art boats! I am just loving the fact that their masts are aft of the middle of the boat. It seems my decision to move the mast on my little gaff rigged cutter 2 metres further back was not so crazy after all.

    Loving the coverage. Keep it up!
     
  9. Doug Lord
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    Maitre Coq in trouble: (google translation)

    Following a technical problem in 30 knots of wind, the mainsail Maître CoQ has slumped. It is now secured on the boom. Jeremiah sails under J3.

    The skipper* Master CoQ is safe. He changed course to come out of depression and assess the situation.
    *Jeremie Beyou

    More information soon.
     
  10. SukiSolo
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    First mast actually broken on Spirit of Yukoh. Interesting to see what Kojiro thinks of climbing to the top a couple of days ago.... great video btw. Hope he is safe and gets a rig working.
     
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    Thanks, Suki-thats a real shame!
     
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    Alex is now 110 miles back. Seems like something must be wrong?
     

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    Two more with UFO trouble...
     
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