Vendee Globe – Sebastien Destremau’s Merci has large crack in the bow

During a routine inspection of Merci, Skipper Sebastien Destremau discovered a large crack in the bow of the IMOCA at the bowsprit

Isabelle Joschke forced to retire from Vendee Globe

The Franco-German Vendee skipper Isabelle Joschke has been forced to abandon the Vendée Globe.

Vendee Globe – Pip Hare fixes rudder problem

Succcess! Pip Hare has replaced her port rudder in the depths of the South Pacific. While Yannick Bestaven, the Vendée Globe leader since Christmas Day, has been slowed in a high pressure zone

Vendee Globe – Pip Hare reports rudder damage

Vendee Globe sailor Pip Hare has reported that she has discovered a crack in her port rudder and will be forced to change to her spare

Bestaven stretches Vendee Globe lead to 400+ nm

Yannick Bestaven has accelerated north and increased his Vendee Globe lead to over 400 nm, leaving the battle for second in his far distant wake.

Vendee Globe – Tough week ahead for British skipper Pip Hare

With 1,300 miles to sail to Cape Horn this next week will be the toughest of British skipper from Poole in England Pip Hare’s Vendée Globe

Vendee Globe – Rush Hour at Cape Horn

In two days, eleven Vendee Globe Race IMOCAs have rounded Cape Horn

Vendee Globe – Isabelle Joschke’s MACSF keel hydraulics damaged

Here are the Vendee Globe race leader times at Cape Horn . . .

Vendee Globe – Charlie Dalin second round Cape Horn

Charlie Dalin, skipper of Apivia, rounded Cape Horn some 14 hours and 56 minutes after Vendee race leader Yannick Bestaven on Maître Coq IV

Vendee Globe leader Yannick Bestaven rounds Cape Horn

Yannick Bestaven, skipper of Maître CoQ IV, the leader of the Vendée Globe passed Cape Horn this Saturday 2 January at 13:42hrs UTC

Vendee leader expected to round Cape Horn this afternoon

Vendee Globe race leader Yannick Bestaven should pass Cape Horn this Saturday afternoon (2 Jan) with Charlie Dalin is expected to round about 10-12 hours later

Vendee Globe leaders celebrate New Year with 400+nm run

On the first day of 2021, the numbers tell the story for Vendee Globe leaders Yannick Bestaven and Charlie Dalin, with 24 hour runs of 452 and 417 nautical miles respectively