At 13:43:19 French local time, Skipper Rich Wilson and Great American III crossed the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne. Total race time: 121 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds.
As of 10:00 French time, Skipper Rich Wilson and Great American III are approximately 32 miles from the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne. The skipper is currently estimated to cross the
As of 18:50 GMT, March 9, Rich Wilson and Great American III are approximately 160 miles direct from the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne. With the wind out of
It should be understood by all viewers of the Vendee Globe website, that because positions are taken from the boats four times per day, the course shown on the map
1635 UTC, 45/05 n 20/54 w, 11 knots @ 125T, solent, 2 reefs in the mainsail, approximately heading for Cape Finisterre. High pressure system is rotating on its axis and we should
Our downwind zigzag continues with the wind directly behind us on the route to France, so we must gybe back and forth, increasing the distance by nearly half to actually get there.
1151 UTC, 46/37N 32/31W, 11.3kts, 115T, staysail, 3 reefs in main, wind 25 knots west. When we rounded the high and then gybed north, we ended up due north of the center
1052 UTC, 44/09n 37/15w, solent, 3 reefs, broad reaching, 040T @ 9.5 knots. Yesterday was difficult. No wind in the 1042 millibar (mb) high in the morning. Turned off pilot.
March 1, 2009 – We came across the equator into the northeast trade winds, which are the southeastern quadrant of a high pressure system sitting variously in the mid-Atlantic. All the
Heading north by a little west, trying to get to the high, to then get to other side for favorable westerlies. Sailing with staysail and three reefs in the mainsail. We