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Vendee Globe Competitor Steve White coming to the NYC

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailThe Vendée Globe is an utterly simple affair. Its fundamental principles come down to a few sentences, compared to which even the roughest logbook would seem sophisticated….A sailing race around the world, for singlehanders, without any stopover. That’s it. In theory at least, because beyond these words start great stories. Vendee Globe competitor Steve White is coming to the NYC on Wednesday 3rd February at 20h00 to present his own experience of this mythic race. Steve staked all to compete in the 2008-9 Vendée Globe solo round the world race. His story, of how he made it to the start of the biggest, toughest and most dramatic round the world sailing race ever and completed his remarkable circumnavigation to finish an incredible 8th place from 30 starters is both inspiring and compelling. In the end his project went to the 11th hour but he had all the essential skills to complete the race, including 4 transatlantic races and more besides. Racing alongside many of the top professionals in the sport, White prevailed when many didn’t. Ultimately White was one of only 11 to finish and proved to be a talented solo ocean racer plus a colourful and good humoured communicator throughout. RSVP   Olivier Prouveur – Sailing Manager (sailing@nyc.ie) absolutely essential (room limited) A modest contribution towards Steve’s travel and expenses (€5.00) will be charged at the door. See you there.