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The Yacht Racing Podcast: Episode 30 – Week 7 Vendee Globe Special with Conrad Colman

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On the latest episode of  The Yacht Racing Podcast Justin Chisholm – editor of the Yacht Racing Life website – and Vendee Globe skipper Conrad Colman catch up on Christmas Eve to chat about the latest challenges facing the fleer of Vendee Globe solo skippers out on the Indian and Pacific Oceans on Day 46 of their around the world quest.

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Amongst other topics, Conrad and Justin discuss:

  • what it is like to spend Christmas Day isolated and alone on a 60-foot yacht at the very bottom of the world
  • Louis Burton’s daring mast climbs to effect the repairs that have got him back in the race
  • how the skippers feel about passing Point Nemo – officially the most inaccessible location on the planet
  • why the race has been so slow compared to last time and how that might be affecting the sailors’ stomach and minds
  • Conrad’s take on who might fare best at the front of the fleet over the Christmas period

All this and plenty more besides….

To ask Justin and Conrad a question about the Vendee Globe you can email them at info@yachtracing.life or contact us on Twitter via @yachtracinglife


To listen to this episode click play below or search for The Yacht Racing Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify – or wherever else you get you podcasting fix.

Main image: Santa finds his way aboard Roman Attanasio’s PURE – Best Western Hotels and Resorts IMOCA 60

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