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The Indian Ocean living up to its reputation

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Medical Chronicle

Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care

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Cape Leeuwin today for the Virtual Vendée Globe leaders.

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Ranking from 06 December 2016

At 22h00 Skipper/Boat Progress Distance
to leader
Distance
to finish
Heading Speed
VMG
1
Armel LE CLÉAC’H BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII
Boat with hydrofoils
0 nm
12950 nm 47%
140°
18 kt
15 kt
2
Alex THOMSON HUGO BOSS
Boat with hydrofoils
106.76 nm
13056 nm 47%
136°
15 kt
13 kt
3
Sébastien JOSSE EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD
Boat with hydrofoils
921.54 nm
13871 nm 43%
354°
12 kt
-5 kt
4
Paul MEILHAT SMA
1233.81 nm
14184 nm 42%
84°
11 kt
10 kt
5
Jérémie BEYOU MAITRE COQ
Boat with hydrofoils
1428.13 nm
14378 nm 41%
90°
18 kt
18 kt
Boat with hydrofoils Boat with hydrofoils

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  • Bastide Otio, skipper Kito de Pavant (FRA) at start of the Vendee Globe, in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on November 6th, 2016 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee GlobeBastide Otio, skipper Kito de Pavant (FRA) au départ du Vendée Globe, aux Sables

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Skippers of 2016 Edition

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Classement officiel de 22h Vendée Globe vendeeglobe.org/fr/classement-… #Icewatchtimerofficiel #VG2016 https://t.co/eNoGB1Iu5n

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🚨 Avarie de safran à bord de @Comme1SeulHomme ➡️ bit.ly/2he1eof | #VG2016 @EricBellion1 https://t.co/gJLxHITd0O

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🎥 Journée marquée par la cruauté de l'océan Indien | #VG2016 https://t.co/TNik3tlANT

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🚨 BREAKING NEWS : The Marion Dufresne reached the zone at around 1700UTC this evening to rescue Kito De Pavant #VG2016 @Made_in_Midi

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DERNIÈRE HEURE : Le Marion Dufresne est arrivé sur zone ce mardi soir aux alentours de 18h00 ➡️… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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🎥 Kito De Pavant revient sur son avarie. Le Marion Dufresne des TAAF est en route pour lui porter secours… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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Classement officiel de 18h Vendée Globe vendeeglobe.org/fr/classement-… #Icewatchtimerofficiel #VG2016 https://t.co/wtbcNRJ4PB

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RT @lamiecaline: Énormes pensées pour Kito de Pavant @Made_in_Midi Hâte de le savoir en sécurité #tousaveckito #VG2016

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📷 Le Marion Dufresne, navire ravitailleur des @TAAFofficiel, met les bouchées doubles pour porter secours à Kito De… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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🚑 Chronique médicale du Dr Jean-Yves Chauve : A poings fermés ➡️ bit.ly/2gzd4JE | #VG2016 https://t.co/kw5FI60Wqr

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The Vendée Globe is the hardest and most famous sailing race in the world. Nicknamed the Everest of the Seas, it involves sailing around the world alone, without stopping and without assistance, setting sail from and finishing in Les Sables d’Olonne, after rounding the three legendary capes: The Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, Cape Leeuwin in Southern Australia and the infamous Cape Horn at the tip of South America. They therefore have to sail twice in the North and South Atlantic – on the way down and on the way back – and sail around Antarctica by crossing the Indian Ocean and the huge Pacific. Like other major international sporting events (the Olympics, World Cup, etc) it has been organised every four years since 1989. This merciless event, which combines human endeavour and technological aspects, is raced on 60-foot monohulls (18.28 m), IMOCA boats. The Vendée Globe has been won by some very famous sailors, Titouan Lamazou, Alain Gautier, Christophe Auguin, Vincent Riou and François Gabart. Only one sailor has won it twice: Michel Desjoyeaux in 2001 and 2009. The race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe will begin from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday 6th November 2016.

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