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The Vendée Globe: Time is running out for Alex Thomson

The eighth edition of the Vendee Globe, the world’s only solo, nonstop around-the-world sailing race is drawing to a close as the two frontrunners Alex Thomson and Armel le Cleac’h are giving sailing

The eighth edition of the Vendee Globe, the world’s only solo, nonstop around-the-world sailing race is drawing to a close as the two frontrunners Alex Thomson and Armel le Cleac’h are giving sailing

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Vendee Globe: Alex Thomson sets new world record

Welsh sailor Alex Thomson continued his great run of form, setting a world record for the most distance sailed solo in 24 hours in the Vendee Globe.

Welsh sailor Alex Thomson continued his great run of form, setting a world record for the most distance sailed solo in 24 hours in the Vendee Globe.

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Thomson smashes Vendée Globe record

The gruelling Vendee Globe is now in full swing and British sailor Alex Thomson has already set two records in the solo round-the-world race.

The gruelling Vendee Globe is now in full swing and British sailor Alex Thomson has already set two records in the solo round-the-world race.

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Three-way battle for Vendee Globe lead

Vincent Riou, fellow Frenchman Armel Le Cleac’h and Britain’s Alex Thompson have embarked upon a ding dong battle at the head of the Vendee Glove fleet.

Vincent Riou, fellow Frenchman Armel Le Cleac’h and Britain’s Alex Thompson have embarked upon a ding dong battle at the head of the Vendee Glove fleet.

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Beyou out of Vendee Globe

Jeremie Beyou became the latest skipper to drop out of the Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race. The Frenchman – who is now the fifth

Jeremie Beyou became the latest skipper to drop out of the Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race. The Frenchman – who is now the fifth

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Vendee Globe over for Davies

British sailor Sam Davies, the only woman in this year’s round the world Vendee Globe yacht race, has made safe harbour in Madeira after her “Saveol”

British sailor Sam Davies, the only woman in this year’s round the world Vendee Globe yacht race, has made safe harbour in Madeira after her “Saveol”

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Vendee Globe sets sail

Sailing’s most demanding solo, non-stop circumnavigation race around the world got underway on Saturday. Thousands of spectators gathered at the

Sailing’s most demanding solo, non-stop circumnavigation race around the world got underway on Saturday. Thousands of spectators gathered at the

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Setting sail in the world's toughest race

In the holiday resort of Les Sables d’Olonne on the west coast of France the crowds have gathered to see their heroes and heroines. It is the start

In the holiday resort of Les Sables d’Olonne on the west coast of France the crowds have gathered to see their heroes and heroines. It is the start

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Rescue plane spots 'distress call' Vendee yacht

A chilean rescue plane is reported to have spotted the boat of a participant in the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race who had issued a

A chilean rescue plane is reported to have spotted the boat of a participant in the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race who had issued a