Vendee Globe 2020

Sail Boats 15' and up. Please include the boat type in your question.
gonandkarl
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 1143
Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:25 am
Location: Wels,Austria,Europe

Vendee Globe 2020

Post by gonandkarl »

Hi,
For all you sailors sitting at home in Winter weather there is a tip to follow the Vendee Globe race right into January 2021. I will do exactly that because my sailing is restricted to a few Summer day sails.
https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en
I think on this link you might have fun.
Greetings from Karl


All pictures of Micro Petrel AD14 and FS13 :

http://gallery.bateau2.com/index.php?cat=87433

User avatar
Jaysen
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 4991
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:59 am
Location: St Helena Island, SC
Contact:

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Post by Jaysen »

I'm following Alex Thomson. He's made 300mi already. And he is in 10th place. That's insane.
My already completed 'Lil Bit'. A Martens Goosen V12 set up to sail me to the fishing holes.
Visit my official Class Globe 580 build blog at https://jaysenodell.com/globe-580
Currently starting a build of "Lil Bit More". A Class Mini 5.80
Class Mini 580 welcome post.
Jaysen wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:44 pm I tried to say something but God thought I was wrong and filled my mouth with saltwater. I kept my pie hole shut after that.

User avatar
gstanfield
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 4627
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:09 pm
Location: Rolling Hills, WY

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Post by gstanfield »

Thanks for the link!

The GPS tracking has really changed a lot if endurance sports. Between the trackers and sat comms there’s almost no worry of another Donald Crowhurst.
Previous builds: FL14, NC16, and others...

Current build: FL14 (+10%)

User avatar
Jaysen
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 4991
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:59 am
Location: St Helena Island, SC
Contact:

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Post by Jaysen »

If you want to see extreme instrumentation go to https://alexthomsonracing.com/the-hub and get all kinds of data. It's almost too much. Almost.
My already completed 'Lil Bit'. A Martens Goosen V12 set up to sail me to the fishing holes.
Visit my official Class Globe 580 build blog at https://jaysenodell.com/globe-580
Currently starting a build of "Lil Bit More". A Class Mini 5.80
Class Mini 580 welcome post.
Jaysen wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:44 pm I tried to say something but God thought I was wrong and filled my mouth with saltwater. I kept my pie hole shut after that.

cracked_ribs
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 191
Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:58 pm
Location: Western Canada
Location: Ladysmith, BC

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Post by cracked_ribs »

Funny, I had just finished reading Nichoas Tomlin's Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst, which I spotted in a used bookstore the day after finishing Derek Lundy's Godforsaken Sea. But it didn't even occur to me this was a Vendee Globe year.

Well, that'll keep me occupied from time to time over the next few months.

User avatar
Jaysen
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 4991
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:59 am
Location: St Helena Island, SC
Contact:

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Post by Jaysen »

It is also Golden Globe Race this year too. I think that start is this weekend? You'd think that I'd know that without thinking given the amount of times I've spent on Don's pages since March....
My already completed 'Lil Bit'. A Martens Goosen V12 set up to sail me to the fishing holes.
Visit my official Class Globe 580 build blog at https://jaysenodell.com/globe-580
Currently starting a build of "Lil Bit More". A Class Mini 5.80
Class Mini 580 welcome post.
Jaysen wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:44 pm I tried to say something but God thought I was wrong and filled my mouth with saltwater. I kept my pie hole shut after that.

User avatar
Jaysen
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 4991
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:59 am
Location: St Helena Island, SC
Contact:

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Post by Jaysen »

Well... I'm an idiot... next GGR is 2022. I have too many *GR in my head.
My already completed 'Lil Bit'. A Martens Goosen V12 set up to sail me to the fishing holes.
Visit my official Class Globe 580 build blog at https://jaysenodell.com/globe-580
Currently starting a build of "Lil Bit More". A Class Mini 5.80
Class Mini 580 welcome post.
Jaysen wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:44 pm I tried to say something but God thought I was wrong and filled my mouth with saltwater. I kept my pie hole shut after that.

User avatar
Jaysen
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 4991
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:59 am
Location: St Helena Island, SC
Contact:

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Post by Jaysen »

Look like Alex Thomson/Hugo Boss might be out of podium (my assessment).



Carbon fiber hull built super light. Not sure the foilers generate forces in the expected manner.
My already completed 'Lil Bit'. A Martens Goosen V12 set up to sail me to the fishing holes.
Visit my official Class Globe 580 build blog at https://jaysenodell.com/globe-580
Currently starting a build of "Lil Bit More". A Class Mini 5.80
Class Mini 580 welcome post.
Jaysen wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:44 pm I tried to say something but God thought I was wrong and filled my mouth with saltwater. I kept my pie hole shut after that.

User avatar
Jaysen
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 4991
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:59 am
Location: St Helena Island, SC
Contact:

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Post by Jaysen »

And fixed... I haven't watched this yet (been fixing the forum ;) ) but the notes are that Alex is back underway.



Mrs and I have had a few moments of "how much different is the 580... did Jaysen think this through?" We keep answering "yes" but that's one heck of a thing to think about.
My already completed 'Lil Bit'. A Martens Goosen V12 set up to sail me to the fishing holes.
Visit my official Class Globe 580 build blog at https://jaysenodell.com/globe-580
Currently starting a build of "Lil Bit More". A Class Mini 5.80
Class Mini 580 welcome post.
Jaysen wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:44 pm I tried to say something but God thought I was wrong and filled my mouth with saltwater. I kept my pie hole shut after that.

terrulian
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 2980
Joined: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:29 am
Location: Marin County, CA
Contact:

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Post by terrulian »

Just found this string. I've been following it a couple of hours a day. I like Alex and hope he's right about the repairs. It looked like awfully serious damage to me and he's got the Southern Ocean to deal with.
Tony
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest