10 November 2012

Start of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe (live video)

Streamed live on Nov 10, 2012 (6:30 am - 9 am EST - USA)
Follow the start of the Vendée Globe 2012 -- the 20 competitors will sail around the world non stop, without any assistance.

Alex Thomson set to lead British Vendee Globe charge with Bradley Wiggins as ...
Mills has spent more than £5million on Thomson's sailing career over the past 14 years but despite two Vendee Globes, one Velux Five Oceans Race and more than a dozen transatlantic races, the trophy cabinet remains bare and an early reputation as a...


Final countdown to the start of the 2012-13 Vendee Globe
My Sailing
For all that weather forecasts look promising for the 20 solo skippers who start the seventh edition of the 28,050 miles Vendée Globe solo non-stop around the world race tomorrow, Saturday at 1302hrs (French time, 1202hrs UTC), the final hours before ...

My Sailing

Vendée Globe competitors will need luck to survive Sailing's Everest
The Independent
A sobering reflection and Louis Guédon is still mayor of the little fishing port on the Atlantic coast of France which is hosting for the seventh time the start of the Vendée Globe singlehanded non-stop round the world race. Death duly marred what must ...

Rob Andrews presented with ISAF President Development Award
Sail World
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has bestowed the ISAF President Development Award upon London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition manager Rob Andrews. The Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the development ofsailing.

Sail World

J/70s impress at Eastport's Fall Brawl
And its capabilities were on show last weekend at the J/70 Fall Brawl regatta out of Eastport Yacht Club, the first dedicated regatta for the new class which has been growing by leaps and bounds across the nation. With 23 entries on the books, sailors ...

Sailing Report from Hong Kong!
J/Sailing News (blog)
Three private owners offered their boats for use at this event unreservedly to make the event happen (a combination of fleet and match racing) 2) J/80 owners Andrew Moore / Nigel Welch (TIGRINA) and Jonny Hodgson (J-QI) came second and third ...

J/Sailing News (blog)

Sam Davies leaves her 14-month-old son at home to pursue dream of winning ...
Leaving a young son behind to go off sailing might strike some people as odd but not Davies who was first taken out on the water by her parents when she was three weeks old and has never been very far away from the sea in all the 37 years since.


Ainslie lifts award for record fourth time
Irish Times
As Dublin yacht clubs prepare to crown the domestic sailing stars of 2012 next week, the capital was also the venue for the coronation of the International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) World Sailor of the Year on Tuesday. ... Noted quarter-tonner ...

J/111 BLUR Sailing Season 2012 video
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Marstrand, Sweden)- Peter Gustafsson reports that he and his crew on the J/111 BLUR have had a fantastic time sailing their J/111 this past summer in the Scandinavian Offshore sailing circuit. Peter recently compiled video clips from their first ...

ISA Chief Sees Bright Future for Irish Sailing
“We hosted so many major events during the year, from the Volvo Ocean Race finale in Galway to the World Youth Championships on Dublin Bay and of course it was an Olympic year and we had our strongest performance for many years.” Aside from ...

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