Les Sables d’Olonne – Spirit of Hungary Imoca 60′ preparations continue
Vendée Globe city – Les Sables d’Olonne – Nándor Fa is working on his new mast in Port Olona (fresh audio in English with Nándor Fa)
Audio with Nándor Fa written version: Nándor Fa talks about preparations and the assembly of the new mast in Les Sables d’Olonne before the NY – Vendée single-handed transatlantic race.
N.F.: “Since my mast arrived to Les Sables d’Olonne, I’m working on it. At the beginning we had to measure what do I have, and after that to make the re-design, to order all the standing rig, running rig, sails, the electronics, all that stuff. Now I started to work on modifying the mast. I cut what I had to cut, and I sent off all the fittings – carbon fiber composite fittings -, which are unnecessary and just made the mast heavier than my limit.
At last, it seems to be very good in terms of weight and the centre of gravity is also perfect. Some of the fittings – attachment points, spreader points – are the old ones and they are in a good place, some of them I’ll have to renew, build new ones.
I’m really lucky that I can work in Les Sables d’Olonne, thanks to the City Council and to the Port Olona. They made a perfect opportunity for me and for other skippers, to work there and prepare for races, not only for the Vendée Globe, but for races before and after that. This town is very much dedicated for the Imoca sailors and I’m very happy to be there.
In the meantime at home, I organize all the segments I have to organize and hopefully in a couple of weeks everything will be together and I can put the mast in the boat and will be ready for sailing.”
Spirit of Hungary video for the Hungarian Press Conference 22.02.2017.
VendéeGlobe- onboard videó from Nandor Fa 01.12.2016
VendéeGlobe onboard video from Nandor Fa 28.11.2016
VG2016 Onboard video from Nandor Fa - 27.11.2016
VG2016 Video-message from Nandor Fa 23.11.2016
Vendée Globe START 2016.11.06.
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A short interview with Alain Gautier French ocean skipper, winner of the 1992-93 Vendée Globe – when Nándor finished 5th. We asked him about the difference between now and then.
SOH- solo transatlantic qualification before the Vendée Globe 2016-17:
TV Vendée Interview 25.07.2016.
SOH transatlantic training from Les Sables d'Olonne (FRA) to Newport (USA)
SOH transat to Newport from Les Sables 2016
SOH - Soon to be ready for the Vendée Globe 2016
Spirit of Hungary - TJV 2015
Spirit of Hungary - Delivery sailing for TJV2015
Spirit of Hungary arrived to Les Sables D'Olonne
TJV 2015 qualification 2015. sept.
Spirit of Hungary's 110 days in the 2014-15 Barcelona World Race:
Spirit of Hungary just crossed the finishline of BWR
Spirit of Hungary - BWR Press Conference
2016.11.11. Vendée Globe-Nándor Fa LIVE connection from the boat:24.10.2015.Nándor Fa skipper's interview 1 day before the TJV 2015 start:20.03.2015. Interview with Alex Thomson-Hugo Boss and Nándor Fa in Le Havre before the start of the TJV 2015:
20.03.2015. Nandor Fa skipper onboard interview recorded by BWR TV media conference – reporter: Andi Robertson:2015.03.14. skipper Nandor Fa interview by the BWR videoconference in Eng. reporter: Andi Robertson2015.01.03. Andi Robertson (GB) is talking to Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman by satellite telephone2014.12.31.START COMMENTS by BWR official pressboat -Louis Pomar member editorial team24. Dec. 2014.
Special interview recorded with the Spirit of Hungary’s skippers – before we could even start with our questions, Conrad grabbed the microphone and started to interview Nandor, and then himself. They were interviewing each others like two riporters about their impressions, jobs and their opinions about each other – it was FUN !Nandor Fa - Modifications of Spirit of Hungary 60' IMOCA ocean sailing boat
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