Vendée Globe: Never Been Closer:
(January 25, 2017; Day 82) – Vendée Globe history was made today when three solo skippers crossed the finish line at one after the other within three hours of each other, the closest finish between a trio of boats since the solo non-stop around the world race was first contested in 1989.
Jean Pierre Dick crossed the finish line at 13:47:45hrs UTC to secure fourth place for the second consecutive time. Yann Eliès exorcised the ghosts of his horrific 2008-9 accident when he broke the finish line at the Nouch Buoy to complete the Vendée Globe for the first time at 15:13:09hrs UTC, one hour and 25 minutes after Dick.
In fifth place Eliès’ Quéguiner-Leucemie Espoir is the …
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DN Worlds on the Move:
The 2017 DN World Championship got underway on January 23 for 105 competitors on Lake Kegonsa at Madison, WI. However, after scoring three races on day one, the weather gods kept the winds too light on day two and too snowy on day three. New venues are being scouted today (Jan. 25) throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in hopes of resuming racing tomorrow. Results.
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