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The Yacht Racing Podcast: Vendee Globe Start Preview with Conrad Colman

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On the eve of the start of the 2021-22 edition of the Vendee Globe solo, nonstop, around the world yacht race 2016-17 Vendee Globe skipper Conrad Colman joins regular host Justin Chisholm for the first of a special series of weekly Vendee Globe updates.

With just one more night left to sleep ashore in a comfortable bed for the 33 solo skippers assembled in the start port of Les Sables D’Olonne Conrad describes what it is likely to be going through their minds as they count down the hours to the start.

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Speaking from his own personal experience Conrad explains some of the daunting challenges the skippers are likely to face and relates just how brutal his own Vendee Globe experience was in the last edition – including dealing with an on board fire, a severely malfunctioning autohelm, multiple knockdowns, being washed overboard, and ultimately dismasting in the final 1000 miles of the race.


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.


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