The winner of the Virtual Regatta Vendee Globe Race has returned to Les Sables d’ Olonne on 16/1/2021 after 68 days 22 hours 16 minutes and 4 seconds of intense course setting and sail changing. Pete Hampson finishes 5 hours behind the winner.
As the leaders in the Vendée Globe Race 2020/21 reach the half way stage there is a change of lead as Charlie Dalin in Apivia suffers damage to the port foil of his ultra modern 60ft Imoca Class yacht. Sam Davies in Innitiatives-Coeur is back on the Race Course sailing to save kids. Yannick Bestaven in Maitre Coq IV climbs the mast with some tape to make a sail repair and records his handiwork on a short video. Alex Thompson is now back in the UK and will be with his family for Christmas. There have been 6 retirements so far out of the 33 starters and never before have 5 competitors been within 2 miles of each other at this stage of a round the world race.
As the front of the Vendée Globe fleet reach 40 degrees South irreparable damage to Hugo Boss's port rudder causes Alex Thompson to divert to Cape Town and Apivia establishes a good lead. LinkedOut in second place leads the following pack of 18 boats as they reach the roaring forties.
The LSC is participating in the Virtual Regatta Vendee Globe Race around the world. As the fleet approaches the Azores 5 LSC skippers are well up in the race.
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Garden Party on the Ouse
From 2nd June 2020 the River Seine and other waterways of the Paris Basin have been reopened for navigation by pleasure boats.
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Faruk Gunlu, General Manager for Teos Marina, Izmir was appointed HPO in March, just before lockdown due to the virus, but when everything opens up again, he looks forward to welcoming LSC members with a 40% discount during October-April for a minimum of 90 days. Please contact him in advance.