Mike Golding begins Vendée Globe quest in France

Three-time world champion Mike Golding says the Transat Jacques Vabre race from Le Havre, France, to Costa Rica marks the beginning of his mission to win the Vendée Globe.

Golding is aiming to be the first Briton to win the single-handed non-stop round-the-world race, known as the 'Everest of yacht racing', which will officially begin in November 2012.

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