Vendee Globe Start 2012

Nineteen of the 20 skippers sailing the Vendée Globe solo race around the world started the 24,048-mile, three-month circumnavigation off Les Sables d’Olonne, France, on Nov. 10. Bertrand de Broc returned to port before the start to make a repair to a small puncture in his hull. Photos: Jean Marie Liot/DPPI/Vendee Globe Click here to meet the skippers.
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