>Vendee Globe 2008 starts!

>In theory, the Vendée Globe is an utterly simple affair. Its fundamental principles come down to a few sentences, compared to which even the roughest logbook would seem sophisticated. A sailing race around the world, for singlehanders, without any stopover. That’s it.

…The big brothers of the Mini 650’s started the Vendee Globe yesterday from Sables d’ Olonne, France…www.vendeeglobe.org/en/ Perhaps we’ll be on the starting line in four years for the 2013 edition ? See videos below and if you don’t want to go – well maybe have your head checked mate!



> We’re here in San Diego after a perfect 17-day crossing from Honolulu. One gale and plenty of “Club Med” weather in the North Pacific High was a nice vacation from what we’d experienced during the last round of sailing in France summer.

Next up a departure in the next few days to deliver a Hunter 45 from here back to Honolulu.

From there the delivery of a 60ft aluminum French designed catamaran from Florida to Hawaii early next summer is shaping up …