If it’s fall in an Olympic Quadrennial year, it must be time for the Vendée Globe: this edition started Sunday, November 8. First held in 1989, the Vendée Globe was the brainchild of, who else, a French guy named Phillipe Jeantot. Jeantot had won the BOC Challenge, twice, in the 60-foot class. Naturally, there had to be something harder than spending six months sailing around the world by yourself with only four stops. Thus, begat the Vendée Globe….
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