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Old 11-30-2012
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Re: Vendee Globe

Those guys (and girls) are totally nuts. They're also in a COMPLETELY different sailing class to the rest of us. They keep spinnakers up 24/7 through gale force winds to keep their BOAT SPEED >30knots and they do it single handed. The race itself is more like circumnavigating Antarctica than circumnavigating the globe.

This book, about the Vendee Globe, was an awesome read:
Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World's Most Dangerous Waters: Derek Lundy: 9780385720007: Amazon.com: Books Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World's Most Dangerous Waters: Derek Lundy: 9780385720007: Amazon.com: Books



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