18 November 2016

Vendée Globe 2016-17 Update, Ocean Masters First Week Video

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Video above published 17 Nov 2016. News - Vendée Globe 2016-2017: "The extraordinary step up in performance of the new generation of foiling IMOCA monohulls at the front of the Vendee Globe is evident today as Alex Thomson added more miles to his lead in reaching conditions in which his Hugo Boss clearly excels. Even the British skipper, who has lead the solo round the world race since last Saturday night, admitted today he, himself, is deeply impressed at the speed of his VPLP-Verdier design in the 16 to 19kts trade winds in which he has been fast reaching in today, some 300 miles east of Salvador de Bahia. "I am just looking at the statistics. It is pretty amazing to be on a boat which in 16-17kts of breeze I can average 22kts," said Thomson ..." read more at the link above.

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Video above: watch the Ocean Masters first week's highlights of the Vendée Globe 2016-17, video published November 16, 2016.


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