Vendee Globe: Only 15 out of 20 sailors are left in the race

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Only 15 out of 20 sailors are still in the race

Vendee Globe: Only 15 out of 20 sailors are left in the race-only

The French Jeremie Beyou had to give up a good week after the start in Les Sables d’Olonne. Beyou was unable to fix problems with the keel on his “Maitre Coq”.

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After a collision and a broken mast, a technical problem led to the abandonment of a sailor. Jeremie Beyou had problems with the keel hydraulics. The failure rate has never been as high as this time.

A.One and a half weeks after the start of the classic regatta Vendee Globe, only 15 of the 20 single-handed circumnavigators are still in the race. The fifth skipper had to be 19.11. the French Jeremie Beyou, with technical problems in his keel hydraulics, brushed the sails and gave up at Cape Verde. Never before had so many boats retired so early in this hunt around the globe for solo sailors. The race started on November 10th.

The failure rate was average in the first six editions of the toughest regatta around the world since the premiere in 1989/1990 at 49 percent. Most recently, however, the already high quota had risen: In the sixth edition in 2008/2009, 18 skippers were eliminated, more than crossed the finish line in the end (12).

After a good eighth of the 24,050 nautical miles around the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leuwin and Cape Horn, the French top favorite Armel Le Cleac ”defended“ h on “Banque Populaire” in front of his compatriots Francois Gabart on “Macif "And Jean-Pierre Dick on" Virbac Paprec 3 ". The first Open 60 yachts are expected back in early February 2013 in the port of departure and arrival at Les Sables D “Olonne.

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