The quest of a sailing record for Californian Whitall Stokes and his Open 50 Sparrow may be history, but they still have to get home. Whitall checked in with stories about the many repairs needed and the final countdown to departure from Puerto Williams, Chile.
In the ninth edition of the solo Vendée Globe, it’s still a dead heat at the head of the pack, with yet another skipper attempting to stake his claim to victory.
More than two months into the Vendée Globe, Yannick Bestaven continues to lead. On the long ascent of the Atlantic Ocean, Maître CoQ IV maintains the smallest of cushions as the leaders begin to slow down in light air.
Natasha, who has quadriplegic athetoid cerebral palsy, left Gran Canaria, Spain as part of the 2020 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) fleet. And on December 11, the skipper and her crew crossed the finish line in St Lucia after 18 days, 21 hours and 39 minutes at sea.
Whitall Stokes and his Open 50 Sparrow made it around Cape Horn on December 26 in an attempt to sail a singlehanded and nonstop eastabout circumnavigation starting from and returning to San Francisco.
Some time ago traveling from New York to San Francisco by sail was a very popular thing. You only had two choices to get to the gold: Walk or sail.
On Friday, after a little more than 16 days at sea, skipper Thomas Coville and crew decided to end their try for the Trophée Jules Verne on Sodebo Ultim 3.
Whitall Stokes and his Open 50 Sparrow are well on their way to Cape Horn and the Southern Ocean. If all goes well, he'll be back in San Francisco sometime in April.
Jean Le Cam on board Yes We Cam! is continuing his ultra-impressive Vendée Globe. He's waiting on a jury decision as to how much redress he will receive after rescuing PRB’s Kevin Escoffier.
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.
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