20 November 2012

Vendee Globe day 10 video highlights

Vendee Globe day 10 video highlights  - with Jérémie Beyou retiring from the race and Alex Thomson's spectacular repairs. (November 19, 2012)

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Beyou out of Vendee Globe, 15 boats left
PARIS — French skipper Jeremie Beyou on Monday became the fifth competitor to pull out of the solo, round the world Vendee Globe yacht race. Beyou was forced to call time on his bid to win the 2012/2013 edition when his boat, Maitre CoQ, suffered keel ...

French skipper Jeremie Beyou pulls out of Vendee Globe race with keel damage
Washington Post
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France — Jeremie Beyou has dropped out of the Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race, becoming the fifth of 20 participating skippers to abandon the event. The Frenchman moored his Maitre Coq yacht on the Cap Vert ...

Vendee Globe - Leaders take on the Doldrums
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, Jérémie Beyou (Maître CoQ) became the fifth skipper to abandon yesterday after he was unable to find a safe solution to secure his broken canting keel. Beyou has arrived safely Mindelo harbour in Sao Vincente, one of the Cape Verde ...

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Armchair skippers race virtual Vendee Globe
Bangkok Post
Navigating stormy seas by day and night, hundreds of thousands of virtual skippers are sailing the Vendee Globe while safe and dry at home thanks to an online version of the round-the-world yacht race. A man plays Virtual Regatta on his computer in Paris.

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Vendee Globe - Rudder scare on board Hugo Boss
Sail World
There might have been reason to feel jinxed as this Hugo Boss is Seb Josse's old boat from the last Vendée Globe and Josse was forced to retire to New Zealand in the last race after nearly capsizing and damaging his port rudder. The fix certainly ...

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Day 9 : hull problem for Jeremie Beyou - Vendée Globe 2012 2013
Day 9 : hull problem for Jeremie Beyou - Vendée Globe 2012 2013. VendeeGlobeTV.

Vendée Globe turns demolition derby as fifth starter retires The Independent
"The demolition derby aspect of the Vendée Globe round the world race continued to dominate coverage on Sunday as the fifth of the 20 starters limped off the racecourse and a sixth sought to fix a problem which could also force him to retire.The 24,400-mile race is only a week old as Jérémie Beyou heads for the Cape Verde Islands to fix what sounds like a major hydraulics problem controlling the keel of his Open 60 Maitre Coq. It will not be easy, his boat is also taking water, and the race rules forbid any outside assistance. At the same time Poland’s Zbigniew Gutkowski was seeking shelter to free a sail wrapped around the top of the mast of Energa. . . ."

NOR Published for ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: "US Sailing’s premier competition for Olympic and Paralympic class sailboat racing returns to Miami, Fla. January 27 – February 2, 2013. Now known as the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, the regatta serves up six days of elite-level competition in the 13 sailing events selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Event organizers have posted the Notice of Race on the event website. Online registration is open for competitors and coaches, and ends on January 7, 2013."

Bay Waveland wins Lipton Regatta | Outdoors | The Sun Herald: "Bay Waveland Yacht Club rallied from a one-point deficit Sunday to win the 92nd annual Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup at Pass Christian Yacht Club. "It feels fantastic," skipper Zak Fanberg said of the win. He skippered the final race with his crew of Randy Santa Cruz. "It was definitely a team effort. All the credit goes to the Bay Waveland Yacht Club as a whole." The great weather this weekend made for good sailing and tough competition. Two points separated the top six teams going into the fourth and final race. In the end, the winner of the final race would determine the Lipton Cup winner."

America's Cup boat's capsizing sparks questions, fears - San Jose Mercury News: ""Everyone wants the fastest boat," said Richard Spindler, founder and publisher of Latitude 38, a sailing magazine based in Mill Valley. "But you can't win the race unless you finish." Now, a month after Oracle Racing's new, custom-made USA 17 cartwheeled into San Francisco Bay, hurled its hotshot crew into the cold waters and crumpled the main sail structure, Ellison's pride is on the line as the sailing syndicate races against the clock to perform repairs and be ready to compete by September's America's Cup finals. After winning the last Cup, Ellison was allowed to dictate the size and basic design of the boats for all the entries in this year's race. But some doubters are wondering whether the towering catamarans are too unwieldy and expensive and should follow the lead of Howard Hughes' giant flying boat, the "Spruce Goose" -- which was shelved for good after one flight. Even America's Cup officials are talking about downsizing the catamaran for future races. But there's no time to turn back for this race. "It's definitely a setback," Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill . . . "

Sail-World.com : 11 year old takes out international sailing crown in Miami: "There certainly aren’t many 11 year olds that can call themselves a World Champion. After all the hard work and training at Lake Tinaroo North Queensland, Kristen Wadley has grabbed her first world sailing title at the Miami Yacht Club USA. Kristen took out the O’pen Bic World Cup Championship’s Under 13 Girl’s Division earlier this month. Her father and coach, Roger Wadley said he could not be any prouder of his daughter. 'It was so emotionally draining for me to watch her and see her come over the line first in a few of her races' he said. 'This is such an amazing achievement to be recognised on the world stage'. Kristen was one of three Australians who competed at the world event in a fleet of over one hundred sailors from seventeen countries. She made a lot of new friends that she hopes to see again when she defends her title at next year’s world Championship in Italy. . . . "

Sail Rocket is the world's fastest sailing boat! ITV News The Hampshire-based designer of the world's fastest sailing boat has spoken of his joy and relief at breaking the world speed record. The Vestas "Sail Rocket" team have spent ten years trying to realise their dream, and finally achieved it in Namibia ...  
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 Vestas Sailrocket 2 achieves new PB and smashes nautical mile record Sail World Bloody interesting sailing in a boat specifically designed for flatter water. So that was a big ... Our media job list is huge and we had to drop everything to go sailing. The team is getting slick now and we made the switcharoo to sailing mode pretty ...
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Important win for Wobbly Boot in Edges Boat Yard sprint race series Sail World Perseverance played a major role when Craig Piccinelli and his Wobbly Boot crew recorded another important win in the Edges Boat Yard sprint race series over the Whitsunday Sailing Club course on Pioneer Bay. They were held to a slow time when the ...
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