Vendee Globe race: 2 months later, only 12 out of 30 left and still a long way till the finish line!
Here is some update from the Vendée Globe sailing race. As I mentioned it in my post of november 16, this race is the toughest of all. Alone, no assistance possible and no stop around the world !
They were 30 to join the race 67 days ago: 28 men and 2 women. Today only 12 are still in : 9 men and 2 women. The leader, Michel Desjoyeaux, has long passed Cape Horn and is now sailing north along the bazilian coast.
The second half of the group is passing Cape Horn right now and about to experience a big storm with strong gusts.
Samantha Davies, 34, Britain /1st Vendée Globe entry / Boat: roxy
Here is an exerpt from Dee’s website on her latest race conditions:
“Dee and Aviva have now made their way through the first of the anticipated violent storms as they continue their journey towards Cape Horn.
Dee has spent a nightmare twenty four hour period in winds gusting between 50 to 65 knots.” to be continued at http://www.deecaffari.co.uk/
You can also view videos from Dee and other skippers live from their boat on the following page:
As for the virtual race, over 200,000 people joined the race. My French Escapade boat is ranking 98, 159 !!!!
For complete detailed information, visit http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/