Sports Hero of the Week, Pip Hare

This week’s Global Sports Channels Sports Hero of the Week is sailor, Pip Hare from the UK. Pip is currently competing in the amazing Vendee Globe the non-stop single-handed circumnavigation race and is a day racing from rounding Cape Horn.

Vendee Globe - Pip Hare

In the middle of the night, Pip Hare found out that one of her two rudders on her IMOCA 60 boat named Medallia had been damaged. This is an incredibly difficult repair to try and do while alone in the Southern Ocean.

Pip bravely went about repairing the rudder after waiting for a lull in the wind, sufficient enough for her to get the job done. At the time of the incident, Pip was in 15th position in the race. Now back up to speed Pip is chasing down those who went passed her as she was making the repairs to her boat.

For this incredible effort, Pip wins this week’s Sports Hero of the Week award.

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