the best english language coverage of the Vendee ever, Sailing Anarchy's youtube vids this year, are lucky to get a couple hundred views a piece.
English language Daily Motion live feed had just under 75,000 unique views, haven't checked the YT live stats.
French language live feed just over 300,000. 25% is a damned good ratio frankly - much of it thanks to SA embedding it on the front page and pushing it hard to our Facebook fans.
The first Youtube archive vids (the SD ones) are at 18,000 or so already. The numbers are all available online to smash your prediction to little bits. Plus my inbox has blown up with emails and FB messages from all over the globe thanking me for the english commentary.
Perhaps it came across as a little harsh. I think you've done an amazing job, the coverage is great and that without SA the coverage would probably be minimal, not just no SA coverage but probably less coverage from the VG organization itself. And you're no doubt right that the english start feed probably owes many of it's viewers to SA. And if you go back and look at the early SA coverage vids the numbers go up quite a bit. In a couple cases a few thousand instead of a few hundred, and the numbers will no doubt go up some too. I was just trying to dispute the idea that english speakers are somehow being neglected in the VG website coverage. I think considering, they are doing a good job, and combined with SA's coverage, we're pretty lucky to have the coverage we do, it's a lot better than any other solo race I've followed.