24 December 2012

Vendee Globe - Stamm diverts to make repairs (video)

Day 44 highlights - Sunday, December 23, 2012 by VendeeGlobeTV
All the competitors of the vendée Globe 2012 are now sailing in the Southern Oceans in rough conditions. The Vendée Globe 2012 is a singlehanded race around the world without assistance.The skippers round the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn. The start was given in the Sables d'Olonne, France on November 10th 2012.

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Night Ranking: Stamm Repairs, Gabart Hares, Golding, Wavre and Sansó Nightmares - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "With Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) having stopped in the Auckland Islands to try and repair his hydrogenerators, the four boats in front of him continued to fly away into the Pacific. Stamm will be making best use of the daylight he has at the moment 200 miles south of New Zealand. After briefly losing the lead at the 1100hrs ranking, Francois Gabart (MACIF) had won it back fromArmel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) by 1500hrs and continued to be the fastest boat in the fleet, averaging 20.6 knots over the last four hours, a knot faster than Le Clèac’h. Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) has lost about 18 miles in that time, sacrificing the more direct course for speed as he heads north-east of the New Zealand gate, 473 miles behind. Fourth-placed Briton, Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), is now 419 miles ahead of Stamm and southwest of the New Zealand gate, 894 miles behind the leaders, having averaged 15.2 knots in the last four hours. Jean Le Cam (SynerCiel), in sixth, still has a chance of escaping from the three behind and possibly passing Stamm. He was averaging 16.2 knots on a direct course and is just 414 miles behind Stamm – another day’s sailing. If Stamm re-starts on Christmas Day, as is possible, they may be in the Pacific together. Behind Stamm, the nightmare of complicated routing continues for Mike Golding (Gamesa), Dominique Wavre (Mirabaud) and Javier Sansó . . . . "

Vendee Globe - Stamm diverts to make repairs
Sail World
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) has found shelter in the Auckland Islands, 250 miles south of New Zealand, on Sunday morning, after diverting at around 1700hrs UTC on Saturday to try to make repairs to his boat, ...

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