Vendee Globe Race and It's Going to Be a WILD One

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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 11, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
living on the edge so to speak


So to speak? So to speak? Well doesn't surpirse me an accomplished sailor like you would be humble!


Susan

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 11, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
Credit: NGeo
Comin' to getcha!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 12, 2012 - 08:24am PT
^^^^^^^MM WTF is that?


How does one go three months with no sleep?

Have a baby or go to sea.




Susan
The Alpine

climber
Nov 12, 2012 - 06:05pm PT
ICEBERG!!!!!!!
Guck

Trad climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 12, 2012 - 06:31pm PT
Just wondering if they have tracking devices like the "yellow brick" used for the transpac. It was cool to follow the race and see the posts.
Guck

Trad climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:30am PT
I found tracking for the Vendee Globe at:

http://tracking2012.vendeeglobe.org/en/

The details are not as good as for the Transpac, but there are embedded videos live (mostly in french). It sure is wet out there!!
Prod

Trad climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:37am PT
Hey Guido, Thanks for posting this I am really enjoying watching and learning.

Funny, folks talk about going a little batty being solo on ElCap after day 5 or so...

Prod.
Steve Hickman

climber
Norwood, CO
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:18am PT
Cool! Thanks for recent hospitality. Busy designing / building adobe walls in Az desert. Don in Nepal reports that Vibram heels came off both old Asollo boots at 18000 ft.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:26am PT
Wow.................................................

My ballz just shrunk a little.

Time for my nap.
jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Nov 14, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
Are there any women skippers in the race? Or are women too smart for such shenanigans? Or what?

Brit Ellen MacArthur came second in 2000.
Guck

Trad climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
Samantha Davies is the only woman in the race this year. She is the british skipper for Saveol. You can track her progress and watch her videos (she speaks in fluent french) at

http://tracking2012.vendeeglobe.org/en/

Click on her in the skippers list on the right. Her path will be highlighted on the map, and click on the video icons to see or hear the media. It is a really cool site!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 15, 2012 - 06:27pm PT
Big Bummer!

Samatha Davies on Saveol has lost her mast. So only 5 days into the race and almost a 25% attrition rate with the fleet. One boat with a lost keel, two with severe collisions and now the first boat to lose a mast. She was my fav in the race and the only lady. Her smiling face and great attitude will be missed.

"At 1945hrs (French time), on Thursday, November 15th, Samantha Davies contacted the race office of the Vendée Globe to report that her boat had dismasted. Davies is not injured. She is safe inside the boat with all the watertight doors closed.…

When the incident occurred, she was about 130 nautical miles northwest of Madeira (position 34 ° 20'N 19 ° 01'W). The conditions at the time of dismasting were: wind 260 °, 40 knots, swell northwest, 3 to 4 metres. But the situation will gradually improve, with winds decreasing to 15 knots in the second half of the night.

After speaking to Davies, the race office contacted the Cross Griz Nez (France’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) to release an urgent Notice to Mariners (AVURNAV). All vessels navigating in a 200 nautical mile radius around Savéol were informed of the incident and the position of the boat.
Gene

climber
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:36pm PT
I hope Samantha gets home safe. Seems like the situation is under control.

Guido - you mention collisions. With what? Hopefully knot competing yachts.

g
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 15, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
Fishing boats.

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:16pm PT
Dang....she was my fav



Susan
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:08am PT
She is motoring now.

Another sailor is limping to the lee of one of the Canaries so that he can climb up the 100 foot mast to recover the main halyard.

I've had that happen, but it weren't no damn 100 feet.
Prod

Trad climber
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:11am PT
Bummer I was cheering her on..

100 foot mast? WOW

Prod.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2012 - 06:35pm PT
Sam arrives in Funchal. Out, but not down and she can still give us one of her beautiful smiles.
Samatha Davies and the Vendee
Samatha Davies and the Vendee
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:17pm PT
Guido, are those inboard/outboards in those cavities?
SalNichols

Big Wall climber
Richmond, CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
They're approx. 30 HP inboards with sail drives, I.e. the sailboat version of an I/O.
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