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Kevin Escoffier

Solo Sailor in Distress in Vendée Globe

Kevin Escoffier, positioned some 550 miles southwest of Cape Town in the Vendée Globe solo nonstop around-the-world race, has triggered his distress beacon.
Alex Thomson at the mast

Hugo Boss Bleeds Miles in Vendée Globe

The Vendée Globe has been further shaped by attrition. Englishman Alex Thomson continues to bleed miles and positions while effecting repairs to his stricken IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss.
race start

Vendée Globe Competitors Suffer Damage Already

The 2020-21 Vendée Globe started on Sunday afternoon off Les Sables-d'Olonne in western France. In most years, the start of the race is impressive, with hundreds of thousands of spectators…