Urgent: British Maritime Hero Required:
Launched in 2016, Vendée2020Vision is a new initiative to support British sailors along the path to success in yacht racing’s most challenging event – the Vendée Globe, the quadrennial singlehanded non-stop round the world race.
Singlehanded offshore racing is an endurance sport that for participants is the toughest discipline in sailing. It has created many British legends from early pioneers such as Sir Francis Chichester, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Sir Chay Blyth to contemporary figures such as Dame Ellen MacArthur, Pete Goss, Mike Golding, Sam Davies, Dee Caffari, Brian Thompson and Alex Thompson. It is a sport that was created in Britain, inspired by the early round…
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World on Water Global Sailing News – January 6, 2016:
On this week’s “World on Water” global sailing news show:
In this episode the French are at it again. Not only are there 19 yachts racing around the world in the Vendee Globe but francis Joyon is attempting the break the crewed Jules Verne trophy speed record for slso sailing around the world and he is “killing” the current record and is hot on the transoms of the VG fleet. There’s more Frenchmen in the Souther Ocean than under the Tower Eiffel in Paris. The man who was involved in sails for some of the leading VG Sailors Paul Westlake of North sails gives us a VG Half-waY report, Mr Americas Cup Bof fisher the renouned Yachting Journalist t…
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