Dueling Duos in Vendée Globe >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Scuttlebutt Sailing News

(January 27, 2017; Day 84, 16:47 FR) – After 82 days of racing there are two intense duels still playing out in the Vendée Globe non stop solo round the world race. Racing in sight of each other today, at the latitude of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Didac Costa (One Planet One Ocean) and Romain Attanasio (La Famille Mary-Etamine du Lys) spoke to each other by VHF and have been no more than three miles apart as they climb the Atlantic.

Attanasio reported: “It’s funny because in the previous rankings, Didac (Costa) was ahead. This morning, I went outside to take some photos and he was there. I called him on the VHF and we chatted. I have been chasing him for three weeks. It’s a bit annoying having another boat alongside, as it’s hard to get the right trajectory. I wanted to bear away slightly, but he was there downwind of me. On the other hand it’s nice to be near someone. The…

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