26 November 2012

Vendee Globe - Alex Thomson week 2 video


Alex Thomson Vendee Globe week 2 Highlights onboard HUGO BOSS - The second week of the Vendee Globe saw Alex Thomson forced into repairing his hydrogenerator as well as the tie bar of his rudder.

The solo sailing blog: 24 hours without sleep - Independent Blogs
As you all saw from my video yesterday, Sunday was a pretty challenging day for me on board HUGO BOSS. I made an emergency repair as the hydro generator ...

Here are the video highlights of the 17th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Monday, November 26, 2012:


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Vendee Globe 2012-13: Casualties set to rise after Vincent Riou forced to retire
Telegraph.co.uk
"There is always a high attrition rate in the Vendee Globe so this is normal but we will see more boats drop out when they go south because the battering they take down there is relentless," he said. "These boats were built to win the race which means ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Vendee Globe - Ice gate position shifts + Video
Sail World
Jean Le Cam (SynerCiel) and Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3) have elected for a more southerly course, which has positioned them to the west of the competing boats. On Vendée Globe LIVE today Mike Golding (Gamesa) discussed the situation, 'It's not ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe - Jeans make a westward gamble
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, the front guns are slowing as they negotiate a light passage between the Saint Helena high and a depression forming off Argentina. The fleet this morning crossed the symbolic 20,000 miles theoretical distance to finish (DTF ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe - More of the same on board Gamesa
Sail World
'More of the same….' Such is the stability of the regime aboard Gamesa, in the Vendee Globe, that at times it can become monotonous as Mike Golding works south east around the South Atlantic anticyclone system, now in sixth place and having lost a few ...

Sail World

Riou pulls out of Vendee Globe
Bangkok Post
Former winner Vincent Riou became the seventh skipper to pull out of theVendee Globe yacht race a day after tearing a hole in his hull when colliding with a metallic bouy, his team announced on Sunday. Former winner Vincent Riou, pictured on November ...

Bangkok Post

Harbour watchdog backs yacht club's proposal for racing facilities | South China Morning Post: "The Harbourfront Commission hopes the government will factor in such facilities in its work on the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link before it is too late. The proposal, put forward by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club this month, is expected to attract international yacht races like Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup World Series at the former public cargo handling area next to the club. It involves a hectare of land and a water area of about two hectares. The water area, with additional breakwaters, would feature international boat shows and provide a floating stage for cultural performances, while the land would be used for small-scale shopping and dining facilities, a permanent site for the Maritime Museum and a possible stop for water taxis."

Rolex Watch USA extends support of US Sailing
Sail World
US Sailing and Rolex Watch U.S.A. have announced that the iconic watch brand will extend its support of sailing’s national governing body through the renewal of its long-standing sponsorship. While continuing its position as the organization’s ...

Fay and Frew sail back into contention in NSW Cherub States
Sail World
Current Cherub National Champions Kris Fay and Morgan Frew, sailingWally, stormed back into contention for the NSW State Championship with a win and two second places in the second round of the four round series.Sailing on their home waters at ...

Sail World

Australia's Paul Larsen sails at 68 knots!!
Sail World
For speed-sailing fans, these are exciting days. Australian Paul Larsen has been on a blue streak with his Vestas Sailrocket 2, breaking and then re-breaking his own newly established speed records on Namibia's Walvis Bay. The latest reports are ...

Sail World

Whitsunday SC confirms dates for Airlie Beach Race Week, Reed Festival
Sail World
Whitsunday Sailing Club announced on Monday the scheduled dates for the 2013 Airlie Beach Race Week, featuring six days of competitivesailing race from 8-15 August off Airlie Beach in Queensland. It will be immediately followed by the 2013 Whitsunday ...

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Napier Sailing Club stage prelude to Laser Nationals
Sail World
The regatta is a prelude to the Laser National Championships which will be organized by the Napier Sailing Club and sailed in Hawke Bay from the 16th to the 20th January 2013. The Laser fleet had a dedicated triangle windward leeward course in open ...

Sail World

Sailing club hosts annual award
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LYME Regis Sailing Club held its annual dinner and awards ceremony at the Royal Lion Hotel on Saturday night. The popular evening, hosted by Commodore David Beer, was attended by about 90 members, including the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor ...

Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club welcome Chris Nicholson
Sail World
Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club was very proud to play host to Chris Nicholson, multiple world champion, twice Olympian and veteran of four Volvo Ocean Races on Saturday night. SSCBC Commodore Robbie Hiam said, 'To have someone of Chris's ...

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One Per Cent: Sailing boat smashes world speed record
They have just smashed the world sailing speed record, reaching more than 60 knots (110 kilometres per hour) at Walvis Bay in Namibia in a custom-designed, ...

Melbourne Gearing Up To Host ISAF Sailing World Cup
Buy the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 on iTunes ... Melbourne will welcome the Olympic sailing world for the first big hit out after the London 2012 ...

Sail Melbourne keeps kiteboarding in the ISAF Sailing World Cup
Despite the decision by ISAF to remove Kiteboarding from the Olympic Class line up for the 2016 Olympic Games, the sport will feature in the upcoming ISAF ...

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