Re: Vendee Globe
While the Kid is at less than 24 yours to win the race the attention is on Jean-Pierre that had to sail his boat without keel on heavy seas and high winds. He had survived but CHAPEAU to Mike Golding, look a this:
"Armel will be second and Mike 3th."
Paulo, Did Mike and Alex swap boats?
What a finish! Not only the first and second "duel", but also the third and fourth places.
Regarding the comparison to the VOR, I think it's two very different events, and although the VG s more sailor-hero-oriented, which is fine, there is nothing like the roadshow that the VOR puts on, with a visiting tour. I don't think a nonstop race will ever draw more crowd than a destination-focused tour, which promotes tourism and thus a greater overall public effect. I'm watching the live feed of the VG first finish, and there is not even 8,000 people watching. I am surprised by such a low number.
Regards to all,
Last edited by Faster; 01-27-2013 at 11:02 AM.
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