Vendée Globe and Open 60 Film Blog

A running commentary from Wind Athletes Canada on the 2012 Edition of the Vendee Globe Open 60 ocean race.

Bernard Stamm's Disqualification

I am probably not adding anything that has not already been said on the disqualification of Bernard Stamm, but I just had to weigh in.

With the Fiscal Cliff Looming - President Obama Announces Bid for 2016 Vendee Globe Ocean Race

Unable to run for another term in 2016, President Obama has decided to throw in the towel on politics before the next US Presidential elections and join his former adversary Mitt Romney, in the 2016 Vendee Globe Ocean Race. There is even talk that the two US politicians will team up to sail the Barcelona World Race together - a double-handed warm up for the single-handed Vendee Globe. Insiders report that if they can come to an agreement about who will be skipper their boat will be named End of Days and sport a 4 horse motif on the spinnaker.

End of the World Cancelled .... Again - Vendee Globe Ocean Race Continues

I have not been blogging much lately. The End of the World had me a little pre-occupied. I have been madly trying to finish building a DN ice boat in the basement. I figured that the end of the world would either be a hot one or a cold one. If it was cold, I would not have wanted to be without an ice boat. I just could not fathom having all that time on my hands and nothing to do.

Well the world did not end and the lake is still not frozen. Pray for ice!

Back to the Vendee Globe

Weather and Strategy Made Easy

I am a great believer in keeping things as simple as possible. In our modern information age this is not a simple thing to do. Even alone out at sea the Vendee Globe skippers are being bombarded with information. I hope for their sakes they are also experiencing that wonderful mind calming affect of being at sea. Its a rare and magical thing to have one's mind clear of clutter. I recall day 4 of the 2011 Transpac Ocean Race aboard the Open 60 O CANADA, when I suddenly noticed that all the thought noise in my head had stopped. I was on deck between watches.

Leaked Documents from the Canadian Prime Minister's Office Link Plans for Disposal of Spent Uranium with Vendee Globe Ocean Race

Documents leaked from Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper's office, have revealed a complex plan to partner with the Vendee Globe Ocean Race for disposal of depleted Uranium from Canadian Nuclear reactors.

It appears the plan was to supply depleted uranium to skippers doing the Vendee Globe Ocean Race. The Uranium which is much denser than lead would be used in the keel bulbs. The Uranium could be coated in lead to ensure the safety of the sailors. Race organizers were to receive a large anonymous donation and Canada was to enter 3 boats in the next Vendee Globe.