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November 2012

Acciona - Javier "Bubi" Sansó (one of our favorites - 100% eco-powered!)

French tailgating at the Vendée Globe

This past weekend was a fun one filled with ample servings of sailing, travel and good food.  We flew to France on Ryan Air (round-trip tickets were $77 each!), and then drove from Beauvais (north of Paris) to Les Sable d’Olonne to see the start of the Vendée Globe nonstop, round-the-world …

Safran open 60' sailboat near Saint-Mathieu, Plougonvelin, France, entering the Chenal du Four. In the background, one can see the Bossmen rocks.  28 August 2007 by Julien Carnot.

Lead up to the start of the Vendée Globe

The once-every-four-years Vendée Globe will start this weekend, and 20 solo skippers will set off to race around the world, without stopping.  It’s an incredible feat to be able to accomplish – both to manage the boats (think running with scissors) and to deal with the exhaustion…for almost 90 days. It …