Maxime Sorel, V and B Mayenne 10th in the Vendée Globe
This Saturday 30th January, at 03 hours, 50 minutes, 15 seconds (UTC), Maxime Sorel crossed the finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne after 82 days, 14 hours, 30 minutes and 15 seconds at the end of this Vendée Globe. He finished 2 days, 10 h, 45 min after the winner, Yannick Bestaven.
Off the coast of Recife, Maxime Sorel is racing towards the doldrums, looking carefully at what is happening near the equator. But the solo sailor must also preserve his boat and especially his headsails...
Maxime Sorel, V and B-Mayenne "I realise how long the race will take"
"Temperatures are starting to drop, humidity levels are lower, it's a bit more bearable at the moment. During the day, it's impossible to sleep inside the boat. I wait until 6pm to go there. I took a nap last night and now I'm having a cup of tea with chocolate Fingers biscuits. I'm going to look at the weather and download the 4 am rankings.
Lab Coats And Foul Weather Gear? Vendée Globe skippers help with scientific data gathering
Ten weather data buoys, three Argo floats and three thermosalinographs are the key items of scientific measuring and recording equipment which will be taken by Vendée Globe skippers during this upcoming race.
Match Racing on the Vendée Arctic -Les Sables d'Olonne Race
After starting off Les Sables d’Olonne on Saturday afternoon Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) turned back southwards at the IOC UNESCO virtual mark, located to the SW of Iceland, at 1141hrs CET this Thursday 9th July, leading the Vendée Arctic -Les Sables d'Olonne Race