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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 20 at 9:49am
Now I'm impressed by the person; Pip Hare. Thumbs Up

It's the arms race that somehow passes me by. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sargesail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 20 at 10:16am
Pip is one of my heroes. Not for the VG but for completing the Three Peaks Yacht Race double-handed. An extraordinary achievement.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 20 at 10:32am
On home page it states Vendee has generated over half a million unique hits, got to be good for the sport.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris_H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 20 at 10:43am
Originally posted by 423zero

On home page it states Vendee has generated over half a million unique hits, got to be good for the sport.

Indeed.   Thumbs Up
960k people playing the Virtual Race (as am I - currently at 27k position - on the downhill slope on the ice zone limit to the Kerguelens). 
Sailing Anarchy Forum getting minute by minute responses with 74 long pages of 'sometimes' useful info. ;-)

The Vendee has lots of great exposure for all sorts of good reasons. Lets not trash it. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 20 at 11:01am
It's also on Freesport.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 20 at 11:47am
It should not be banned of course but, as its race, its become a total lottery of who is lucky enough not to clout something

We should really hope that none of the sailors get into real trouble

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I agree Pip is a very charismatic communicator.  I really hope she makes it round in one piece, though I don't think she will beat Ellen MacAuthur's time which she was aiming for. (Not sure anyone will this time.)  The other incredibly brave entrant for me is Damien Seguin, a multiple Paralympic gold medallist, who only has one hand. He has been well up with the leading group.
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