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Not the end for Enda

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VENDÉE GLOBE’S ISLANDS AND ARCHIPELAGOS

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A very tactical finish

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Balancing Act

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Squalls at Cape Horn

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Storm forecast over Cape Horn for Sunday 15th January

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450,000 PLAYERS, each one with his own goal

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The nine tiny remains of Atlantis

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Thomson readies for final assault

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AZORES IN SIGHTS AND MID NEXT WEEK ETA FOR THE LEADERS

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Ranking from 17 January 2017

At 05h00 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
597 nm 99%
40°
18 kt
14 kt
2
Alex THOMSON HUGO BOSS
Boat with hydrofoils
75.72 nm
673 nm 98%
38°
19 kt
14 kt
3
Jérémie BEYOU MAITRE COQ
Boat with hydrofoils
856 nm
1453 nm 95%
32°
14 kt
14 kt
4
Jean-Pierre DICK StMICHEL-VIRBAC
Boat with hydrofoils
1676.39 nm
2273 nm 92%
340°
8 kt
4 kt
5
Yann ELIES QUÉGUINER - LEUCÉMIE ESPOIR
1818.06 nm
2415 nm 91%
12 kt
9 kt
Boat with hydrofoils Boat with hydrofoils

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  • Photo sent from the boat Foresight Natural Energy, on November 24th, 2016 - Photo Conrad ColmanPhoto envoyée depuis le bateau Foresight Natural Energy le 24 Novembre 2016 - Photo Conrad ColmanPhoto de Foresight Natural Energy sous spi, prise avec un d

    Vacation at 1 pm with Conrad Colman

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  • Sailing aerial images of the IMOCA boat No Way Back, skipper Pieter Heerema (NL),  during training for the Vendee Globe 2016, off Belle Ile in South Brittany, on October 6, 2016 - Photo Jacques Vapillon / No Way BackImages aériennes de No Way Back, skip

    Vacation at 10 am with Pieter Heerema

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Skippers of 2016 Edition

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📰 48h pour vaincre ➡ bit.ly/2jEpamT | #VG2016 https://t.co/82coxSe1vD

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Classement officiel de 05h Vendée Globe vendeeglobe.org/fr/classement-… #Icewatchtimerofficiel #VG2016 https://t.co/zjVhTXRuOE

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RT @BBCSouthToday: Gosport sailor @AlexThomson99 closes gap in @VendeeGlobe bbc.in/2j1qn6Z https://t.co/6pCgwhvI3B

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Classement officiel de 22h Vendée Globe vendeeglobe.org/fr/classement-… #Icewatchtimerofficiel #VG2016 https://t.co/CRB9Bmihl5

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🎥 J71 : Entre cap horniers et recordman, belle journée pour les skippers ! #VG2016 https://t.co/um8iQbsPiv

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RT @AlanRoura: 🚨 Cap Horn franchi à 17h39 (71 jours 04h 37' de course) ! Belle surprise prévue demain... > #VG2016 > https://t.co/16Ae86LaB…

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🌎 A complicated high pressure ridge to be negociated by the leaders on Wednesday ➡️ bit.ly/2iElfIf | #VG2016

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🌎 Une dorsale compliquée à négocier mercredi pour les deux premiers ➡️ bit.ly/2iElfIf | #VG2016 https://t.co/mnnKVi2YxF

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📰 La fusée Thomson est en marche ➡️ bit.ly/2joGYoC | #VG2016 https://t.co/8ZTvPMX3Xu

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Classement officiel de 18h Vendée Globe vendeeglobe.org/fr/classement-… #Icewatchtimerofficiel #VG2016 https://t.co/6xJ9PRC297

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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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