Vendee Globe: Will the Rich Get Richer?:
On Sunday November 6 at 1302hrs (local time; 1202UTC), the start gun will send 29 intrepid solo skippers and their IMOCA 60s off from France on the eighth edition of the Vendée Globe, the only non-stop solo round the world race without assistance.
The latest forecast is for a few squalls, cloudy skies and a 10-15 knot NNW’ly which will see the fleet quickly heading towards the SW pushed along by a 15-20 knot northerly until they round Cape Finisterre.
The first foilers should be in that area on Monday morning. “It’s not as worrying as when a front passes over,” said Jérémie Beyou (Maître CoQ). “You can feel that on the pontoons, where the atmosphere is …
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