Vendee Globe | week 3 highlights

Jean-Pierre Dick has just set a new 24-hour speed record. Between November 30 at 9AM (UTC) and December 1 at 9AM (UTC), the Virbac-Paprec skipper covered 502.53 nautical miles at an average speed of 20.9 knots. He has therefore beaten his own record of 498.80 nautical miles, established a few hours earlier.

The performance now has to be validated by the WSSRC (World Sailing Speed Record Council).

7 Comments

  1. Author
    Peter Gustafsson Dec 2, 2012 Reply

    Fy fan. Det här är inga vanliga killar. Jean Le Cam dök ner och skar loss ett nät som hade fastnat runt kölen. Otroligt…

    http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/article/5227/le-cam-dives-under-synerciel-to-generate-a-net.html

    Jean Le Cam had been slowed down by something since last night and he asked himself many questions on his boat’s settings throughout the night. In the morning, he looked under his hull and realised a fishing net was stuck in the bottom part of is keel. After three failed attempts to get rid of the net, the SynerCiel skipper eventually decided to dive under his boat for thirty minutes at 11 this morning. He stopped the boat, put on his scuba diving equipment and took his knife with him. Everythig went well and SynerCiel is now back in the race.

    • Anders Dec 3, 2012 Reply

      Respekt!

  2. Author
    Peter Gustafsson Dec 3, 2012 Reply

    Efter 22 dagar skiljer det 30 minuter mellan 1:an och 3:an. Jämt!

    • Gerhard Dec 3, 2012 Reply

      Galningar!

    • Peter Dec 3, 2012 Reply

      det kallar jag homogen fleet (åtminstone topp)…

      • Pelle P Dec 3, 2012 Reply

        Han börjar bli riktigt humoristisk, den där skepparn! Undrar om värmaren också var ett skämt?:) jag bettade på B Stamm och det håller jag fast vid men Schakalen blir svår!

  3. Author
    Peter Gustafsson Dec 3, 2012 Reply

    The Jackal, Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) is the new race record holder for the fastest Open 60 from Les Sables d’Olonne to the Cape of Good Hope, clocking a time of 22 days 23 hours 48 minutes and managing to knock an astounding 24 hours 2 hours and 22 minutes off the record set by Vincent Riou in the 2004 edition of the Vendée Globe.

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