Fabrice Amedeo, 'I'm Not A DIY Person'
Some news from Fabrice Amedeo (Newrest - Art & Fenêtres).
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.
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
At La Base, Lorient's expansive former submarine base which is home to many of France's leading ocean racing yachts, including 11 IMOCA 60s which are bound for this winter's Vendée Globe, the post lockdown activity is reaching fever pitch. The solo racers and their teams are trying to make up for lost time to catch up on valuable sea miles, testing and training.
The 11 monohulls based in Lorient - Charal, Corum L'Epargne, Banque Populaire X, Initiatives-Coeur, DMG Mori, LinkedOut, Prysmian Group, La Fabrique, MACSF, Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco and Newrest - Art & Fenêtres are fully primed and their technical teams and skippers are now looking to build in maximum reliability and search for any extra speed gains.
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