Saturday, October 13, 2012

Vendee Globe

As you may know, I've become a bit fascinated with the sport of solo sailing.  It all started when I read 'A Voyage for Madmen', an account of the 1968 solo race around the world.  (And really, it's a wonderful read!) 
Anyway, every four years they race again and 2012 is one of those years!  Starting on November 10th (or about then), twenty sailors will depart from the Vendee region of France, sail down the Atlantic and circumnavigate the globe.  In the 2008 race, thirty sailors started and only eleven finished.  The winner finished in 84 days.  The history of the race suggests that this winner will shave a few days off of that finish.
Should be fun!

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