Monday, November 12, 2012

Vendee Globe - 3 days out - 2 boats down

Twenty started the Vendee Globe three days ago but already two boats are limping home.  The rules are very simple: if your boat meets the design specs and you have done the qualifying voyages you head out - single-handed - from Les Sables d'Olonne, France, round the great capes and return to port - without outside assistance.
Kito De Pavant and Marc Guillemot have both withdrawn.  Guillemot hit something and lost his canting keel. DePavant was napping when he collided with a trawler which had not activated its AIS (automatic identification system) which would have sounded an alarm giving DePavant warning to change course.

Day 3 highlights - Monday, November 12, 2012 by VendeeGlobeTV