Vendee Globe: A High Risk Event:
The eighth Vendée Globe, which begins November 6 from Les Sables d’Olonn, France, is the only non-stop solo round the world race without assistance. For the 29 skippers and their IMOCA 60s, completing the race will be a test of their physical limits:
Faster than ever before. More uncomfortable than ever before. The last vestiges of comfort have long gone. But more than ever the risk of injury is a big worry, not necessarily race ending damage to the skipper, but even strains, sprains, bruising and lacerations which would compromise their efficiency.
Even when you are sitting in your cockpit, in heavy seas, you can get thrown off your seat. It bec…
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Home Team Takes Lipton Cup Lead:
San Diego, CA (October 29, 2016) – It was a picturesque day of racing for day two of the 2016 Lipton Cup. With bright, sunny skies and winds between 7 and 10 knots throughout the afternoon, Race Committee ran five races which saw a shuffle of the standings.
After four races yesterday, Newport Harbor Yacht Club (NHYC) entered today with a seven point lead over San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC), but going into the last race of the day SDYC had pulled even with NHYC for first overall.
According to SDYC’s skipper, Tyler Sinks, “The last race went well- we got second. We were shooting for top three, so we were pretty happy with the finish.” That second place finish ga…
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