We prepared for this VG really quickly – a year and a half – my team are all people who have never done a Vendée Globe. We were really like with a knife between the teeth [like pirates]. I want to keep navigating with my boat after the finish and did not have the money to fix the boat if it was broken, so I needed to make a good ranking without breaking the boat.
Giancarlo Pedote, 'We have to take care all the way in the Atlantic'
Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian Group), delighted to find good conditions again, was at the 10 o'clock radio session this morning. Marked by the withdrawal of Isabelle Joschke (MACSF) yesterday evening, he reminds us of the importance of staying vigilant until the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne.
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