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2008 SeaSailSurfers

SeaSailSurfer of December 2008 : Michel Desjoyeaux

From last to 1st in the Vendée Globe

Tuesday 30 December 2008Christophe Guigueno

On December 3rd, Michel Desjoyeaux wasback in the top 10 of the Vendée Globe, 3 weeks after his second start from Les Sables d’Olonne. At the end of the month, he is the leader. Mich’Desj is the SeaSailSurfer of December.

January 2008’ SeaSailSurfer : Francis Joyon

New record holder around the world : The man of the month has done an increadible round the world sailing. Francis Joyon has beatten Ellen MacArthur’s previous record by 14 days, coming back to Brest Brest #brest in 57 days and 13 hours.

Francis Joyon is the only sailor in the world able to sail during 26,000 nautic miles at the average speed of 19 knots. At the helm of his 30m long trimaran, Idec 2, he broke the greatest of the solo records getting back to himself Dame Ellen’s trophy. More… by sailing around the world in 57 days, he made the second best performance of the times as only Orange 2 and Bruno Peyron’s Crew were able to do better in lesss than 51 days.

Photo : www.thmartinez.com

SeaSailSurf’s barometer of january 2008

Going Up
;-) ;-) ;-) The G-Class Joyron breaks the solo record. Cammas and crew left for Jules Verne Trophy Jules Verne Trophy #TropheeJulesVerne . Pen Duick SA and Brest Brest #brest prepare a solo race in 2011. Bruno Peyron thinks again about The Race 2.
;-) ;-) Dick& Foxall The two men entered agin in Norht Atlantic with a good lead over Thomson and Cape in the Barcelona World Race Barcelona World Race #barcelonaworldrace .
;-) Thomas Coville Maxi trimaran Sodeb’O’ Skipper breaks the 24 hour solo record.
Going Down
:-( Total The french petroleum company has lost in the lawsuit following Erika’s wreckage in the bay of Biscay.
:-( :-( America’s Cup Boring. Let them race ! For a match between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing on a big cat, a big monohull or a big barge… And come back to serious competition.
:-( :-( :-( Thomas Coville Maxi trimaran Sodeb’O’ Skipper breaks one of his floats’ crashbox and stopped his race against Joyon’s record.

Also in this section

SeaSailSurfers of 2007 : SeaSailSurfer of december : Stephanie Gilmore

SeaSailSurfer of the month : Armel Tripon and Erwan Tymen SeaSailSurfers of October 2003

SeaSailSurfer of the month : Armel Cléac’h, SeaSailSurfer of August 2003

SeaSailSurfer of the month : Samuel Manuard, SeaSailSurfer of June 2003


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