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2008 SeaSailSurfers

SeaSailSurfer of December 2008 : Michel Desjoyeaux

From last to 1st in the Vendée Globe

mardi 30 décembre 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.

SeaSailSurfer of november 2008 : Sam Davies

Brit skipper of Roxy in the Vendée Globe : Who could be the SeaSailSurfer of november ? Torben Grael who won two legs in the Volvo Ocean Race Volvo Ocean Race #VolvoOceanRace . Or Loick Peyon and Seb Josse, the two front runners of the Vendée Globe. Or Sam Davies, one of their only two female competitors in the single handed round the world race ?

Offshore racing need numerous skills including boat timming, navigations, tactics, seamanship. But one necessary talent is good habilities in communication Communication #Communication . And during the first weeks of the Vendée Globe, Sam Davis showed great abalities to take photos of her trip aournd the word. She has been able to make images of her 60’ monohull, Roxy, which won the two previous editions with Michel Desjoyeaux and Vincent Riou at her helm. She also been able to photograph herself even during bad and good days. Her photo only dressed with a bikini has already made the round the world. And the 3 Brit is now going to do the same by herself. She is the SeaSailSurfer of the month.

SeaSailSurf barometer of november 2008

:-)) :-)) :-)) Torben Grael Brazilian skipper won first two legs of the Volvo Ocean Race Volvo Ocean Race #VolvoOceanRace .
:-)) :-)) Francis Joyon A new record Record #sailingrecord for him with the South Atlantic solo record Record #sailingrecord .
:-)) Class Open 50’ The 50’ multihulls class is the growing one with 3 new trimarans announced in 2009.
:-(( Thomas Coville sailing around the word, Sodeb’O’ skipper is late compared to Joyon’s time.
:-(( :-(( Marc Thiercelin DCNS’ skipper, the last one launched for the Vendée Globe, has broken early his mast.
:-(( :-(( :-(( Alex Thomson Brit black boat’ skipper knew a realy black november in Les Sables.

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