I can’t believe that it’s over a hundred days since the Vendee Globe started, it feels like it started just the other day. The race is winding down with only 7 skippers left till the end of the competition.
The top 10 crossed the finish line from 19 Jan till the 17th of February, with the latest being Fabrice Amedeo who crossed the finish line earlier today and claimed 11th place.
I understand that the nature of any race or competition is to crown the winner, second and third place but the Vendee Globe and any world sailing race differs especially solo races.
Every Skipper who competes on these kind of races are winners to me, the bravery to compete solo without assistance on a world race with nature’s forces: water and wind is beyond my comprehension. The 11 Skippers who had to dismaster along the way, due to damages etc, I am pretty sure making those decisions was by far one of the hardest decisions they made.They’re also winners and heroes in my eyes, I have a lot of respect for them.
Every skipper was just as impressive as the next, Fabrice Amedeo kept us entertained with his video clips. I remember watching one of his first video clips and mind you my French understanding is minimal but I watched till the end and laughed as well. And his playlist was just out of the world from hiphop to pop, he engaged us in a different way compared to the rest of the fleet.
One of the lessons that #VG2016 taught me is that in this thing called life, our races are different and nothing is wrong with that. One must learn to focus on their journey and not get distracted to see what others are doing. Do you, Be the Best you!