Being a stranger to the world of competitive yachting, I wouldn't know about that. I would say, though, that this race had all the suspense and drama of a well-written soap. And that's thanks to Electromagnetic for providing regular bite-size commentaries. I'm sure that his links were of benefit to other readers but they were of little interest to me - the raw data was meant for a specific audience and that audience wasn't me. I preferred to keep in the swim by reading the reactions of other contributors so my gratitude goes to them as well.Couldn't agree more on Pip & Ari being excellent ambassadors for the VG. All told I think this Vendee was the best ever in terms of getting the word out about how tough this race is.
Something that has just occurred to me is that at no time did I care who won. Odd that.
I'm looking forward to the next VG but that's with the proviso that I can read about it on ARRSE again.