The Vendee Globe launch in Paris - 28 October.
Audio Clip courtesy Trigone/VendeeGlobe
Vendee Globe Race Participants
|Unai Basurko||Pakea Bizkaia||Spain||2005|
|Yannick Bestaven||Energies Autour du Monde||France||1996|
|Jérémie Beyou||Delta Dore||France||2006|
|Arnaud Boissières||Akena Verandas||France||1998|
|Kito de Pavant||Groupe Bel||France||2007|
|Raphaël Dinelli||Fondation Ocean Vital||France||1996|
|Derek Hatfield||Spirit of Canada||Canada||2007|
|Roland Jourdain||Veolia Environnement||France||2004|
|Jean Le Cam||VM Matériaux||France||2004|
|Armel Le Cléac´h||Brit Air||France||2007|
|Loïck Peyron||Gitana Eighty||France||2007|
|Bernard Stamm||Cheminées Poujoulat||Switzerland||2003|
|Alex Thompson||Hugo Boss||UK||2007|
|Dominique Wavre||Temenos II||Switzerland||2006|
|Steve White||Toe in the Water||UK||1998|
|Rich Wilson||Great American III||USA||1999|
Vendee Globe Report List
|Official Overview||Formal race summary.|
|VG Overview|| Video - Race Overview.|
Steve's Vendee Globe race track
Conquering the Globe.
|October 18||Steve arrives at Les Sables d’Olonne.|
|October 24||Boat Refurbishment - Spirit of Weymouth becomes Toe in The Water|
|November 4||Formal launch of Toe in the Water|
Audio - Review of the boat preparation
Audio - The connection to the Toe in the Water Charity
Audio - Steve's appreciation for all the support he has received.
Audio - Steve's Wife gives her view of their achievement.
|November 9 -11|| Audio - Race day - Just before the start. |
The 2008 Vendee Globe has started.
Birthday at Sea.
|November 12|| Audio - First Broadcast from Toe in the Water. |
Broadcast from Toe in the Water.
Steve's first Blog.
|November 13, 14|| Blog 2. Settling in to the race. |
Audio - Settling down at sea.
|November16||Blog 3 - Night work whilst becalmed.|
|November 17||Blog 4 - Hot on the move again.|
|November 18||Blog 5 - Nude nightime dances!.|
|November 19|| Call from Vendee Headquarters. |
Audio - Talking about the family.
|November 20||Blog 6 - African Visitors?.|
|November 21, 22|| Audio - The job list is getting shorter. |
Blog 7 - Time for a wash.
|November 24, 25|| Audio - Steve crosses the Equator for the first time. |
Steve crosses the Equator.
Blog 8 - Equator celebrations and bird watching.
|November 27, 28|| Audio - Toe in the Water moves up one place. |
Blog 9 - Gennaker Woes, Sikaflex and Guy Cotten.
|November 29|| Audio - Fast 24 hour progress. |
Audio report - Fast run in an old boat.
|December 1, 2|| Newswire report - Steve completes his penalty. |
Audio - Fast and refreshed.
Newswire report - Fast and refreshed.
|December 5|| Audio - Code 5 lost at sea. |
Blog 10 - Why won't the boat steer.
|December 7|| Audio - Learning the Southern Ocean. |
Newswire report - Learning the Southern Ocean.
|December 9 - 12|| Audio - How long does bread last?. |
Blog 11 - The Code 5 story and mating weasels.
Audio - Loss of Code 5 slows progress.
|December 18, 19|| Audio - Major pilot repairs. |
Newswire report - Autopilot problems cause stress and slow progress.
|December 20|| Audio - Crash tacks and pilots. |
Blog 12 - Why has he been so quiet?.
|December 25|| Blog 13 - Steve's Christmas Blog. |
Yacht Pals Comment - The DIY King.
|December 26, 27|| Audio - Christmas Gooseneck Problems. |
Audio - Good progress despite Gooseneck Problems.
Newswire report - Good progress despite gooseneck problems
Scuttlebutt report - Steve nominated as Seahorse Sailor Of The Month
|December 29||Blog 14 - Highs, lows and progress.|
|December 30|| Audio - Gooseneck repair plan. |
Blog 15 - The colours return.
|December 31|| Audio - Sailing towards Australia - Uncooperative pilot. |
Newswire report - Pilot problems again.
|January 1, 2|| Newswire comment - Extract from Vendee editorial. |
Audio - Progress once again.
Blog 16 - Campbell Island Albatross
Newswire report - Westerly countdown and job progress.
|January 5|| Audio - Pleasantly wiggly progress. |
Newswire report - Ideal stable conditions for a change.
|January 6||Blog 17 - Shrimp, Albatross and Moittessier.|
|January 7||Audio - In the high.|
|January 9||Video - The Eigion Beam gooseneck repair.|
Audio - The wind returns and the jobs are done.
Blog 18 - The Eigion Beam and five trips up the mast.
|January 12||Blog 19 - The state of the Bat cave.|
|January 13, 14|| Audio - The Bat Cave heads for the Horn. |
Audio - Preparation for the approaching storm.
Newswire report - Progress ahead of the storm.
|January 16|| Audio - Plans for the future. |
Blog 20 - Two days from the Horn.
Newswire report - Gap closed by 120 miles.
|January 18|| Audio - All balls and cars. |
Newsflash - Masthead car becomes detached.
Newswire reports - Not far to the Horn.
|January 19, 20||Audio - Rounding Cape Horn. |
Newswire reports - Steve White a Cape Horner.
Blog 21 - The mainsail car story - Dealing with lots of small plastic balls in a lumpy sea.
|January 23|| Audio - Upwind up the Alantic. |
Newswire report - Upwind up the Atlantic.
|January 25|| Audio - Technical sailing. |
Newswire reports - Working in a difficult wind range.
|January 27||Blog 22 - The Horn and the Falklands.|
|January 28|| Audio - Headwind, no wind and Laundry the old seafarer's way. |
Blog 23 - Becalmed.
|January 30 - February 1|| Audio - Frustration of the South Atlantic. |
Audio - The Doldrumologist at work.
Newswire reports - Michel Desjoyeaux wins Vendée Globe.
|February 3|| Audio - All wind and sails. |
Blog 24 - Warm tranquility and thoughts of home.
|February 4 - 6|| Newswire reports - Pleasant but pedestrian progress. |
Audio - A day in the life of Toe in the Water.
Blog 25 - Flying fish and fishermen.
|February 8|| Audio - Toe in the Water crosses the equator. |
Newswire reports - Toe in the Water back in the North.
|February 10|| Audio - Planning the course to the finish. |
Newswire reports - Planning the course to the finish.
|February 11||Blog 26 - The fishmonger's boat.|
|February 15 - 17|| Audio - Will the weather cooperate?. |
Wayward winds and deaf ships.
Blog 27 - The brainless flying fish and spinnaker woes.
|February 22||Newswire reports - White's frustrating angles.|
|February 23||Blog 28 - The slow slog to the finish.|
|February 24||Newswire reports - Dodging the ships.|
|February 25||Newswire reports - Crikey - How did we get here?.|
|February 26|| Videos - Steve completes the race |
Steve arrives in Les Sables d'Orlonne.
Newswire reports - Arrival and review.
|Race Results||Formal Race Results.|
|Epilogue|| Video - Race review.|