Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vendee - Day 10 - 5 down. Alex Thomson's rudder repair

Alex Thomson
Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss
These boats are just not strong enough.  10 days into a round the world single-handed race 5 of the 20 Vendee Globe starters have withdrawn - broken keels, dismasting, etc. But the resourcefulnes of the skippers continues to amaze.  This is a French dominated event but a few Brits continue to take a whack at it.  Alex Thomson is in third, 28 miles behind the leader, and Mike Golding in 4th another 100 miles back.  With 21,000 miles to go it's anybody's race.

L'incroyable réparation d'Alex Thomson by VendeeGlobeTV

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