Conrad Colman is one of the solo skippers of the Vendee Globe race who had a unique vessel that was being operated with natural energy resources. He called around 2300 as per French time line and reported to his team that his vessel had been dismasted.
This was his first participation in the Vendee Globe and he had secured tenth place. The distance to the finish line was 793 nautical miles when this happened. He finally reported in on February 18th where he recounts his journey and similar incidents that have occurred in the past. Continue reading
We have heard of sailing races around the world, but the concept of making time race around the world might stun many people. But that was how the achievement of Francis Joyon and his team’s win of the Jules Verne trophy could be described. It has definitely set back the existing world sailing record.
The team has made their achievement in the IDEC SPORT trimaran vessel. Francis recounts how the team felt as they neared their destination in record time. He states that it was pitch black when they could only see the Creac’h Lighthouse in front of them. However, they had the belief that it would definitely be the start of something significant for them. Continue reading