21 December 2016

Vendée Globe Day 44 Daily Highlights & Update, Sailing Video

Vendée Globe Day 44 Daily Highlights Video:

Vendée Globe video above published Dec 20, 2016: Day 44 daily highlights

Vendee Globe Update: In the Vendee Globe 2016-17 solo non-stop round-the-world sailing race, Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (1st) and Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd) are currently leading the fleet headed east across the Pacific Ocean towards Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America.

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org

At 1530hrs UTC, 20 Dec 2016, Thomas Ruyant on his critically damaged IMOCA Le Souffle du Nord with the two specialists on board and the pump working, was 25 miles – or about four hours – from the haven of Bluff, the southernmost town on South Island, New Zealand. The bow section of his IMOCA flooded and the stern clear of the water, the boat pitching out of control, Ruyant had spent many uncertain hours fighting to bring his boat to safety, often losing steerage in big seas and buffeting winds which gusted to over 55 knots. Read more at Vendée Globe 2016-17 News: Thomas Ruyant approaches Bluff, New Zealand
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The Vendée Globe race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe began from Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on Sunday, 6th November 2016.

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