25 November 2012

Vendee Globe - Day 15 highlights video

Here are the video highlights of the 15th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Saturday, November 24, 2012.

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Vendee Globe - Hanging by a carbon thread + Video
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, Vincent Riou (PRB) was fighting to stay in the race on Saturday night following a collision with a metal buoy in the night in the South Atlantic. The winner of the 2004-5 edition, hero of 2008-09 and one of the favourites for this ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe: PRB has collision and suffers hull damage
Sail World
Vincent Riou, the winner of the 2004-05 Vendée Globe, rescuing hero of the 2008-09 edition and one of the favourites for this race has suffered a serious blow in the south Atlantic. A statement from his team said that Riou was uninjured after he had ...

Thomson scraps to stay in Vendee hunt
Portsmouth News
'I had a bit of sleep last night but I just need to get this hydro fixed so I can get back into a better routine and focus back on both my sleeping and my sailing.' The second drama involving Thomson came after he protested several other yachts for ...

Portsmouth News

Blown-up, capzised, set on fire: 'World's unluckiest boat' bows out with a bang - CNN.com: ""These are rare situations and when they do happen, people aren't in a position to test every method for dealing with it," Yachting Monthly technical editor, Chris Beeson, told CNN. "For example, if your mast breaks off, the age-old answer was to use bolt croppers to cut away the rigging and prevent more damage. "But we found that hanging over the edge of the boat while it's rocking around like a fairground ride, with both hands on the croppers, wasn't practical. A simple hacksaw, which you could use with one hand, was much more effective.""

Berkeley: Seven people, dog, cat and snake rescued from yacht in San Francisco Bay - San Jose Mercury News: "A Friday yacht excursion for seven people and their pets ended in a U.S. Coast Guard rescue when the craft began to take on water, Berkeley Fire Chief Gil Dong said. All seven aboard the yacht were fine and no medical treatment was required, Dong said. Also OK were a dog, cat and snake that also were out for the ride. The yacht was just outside the Berkeley Pier when it began taking on water about 12:30 p.m. Friday. Officials don't know what caused the incident. . . . "

Luxury yacht undergoing work in Belfast saved British soldiers in Dunkirk evacuation — Midcoast — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine:" . . . Atlantide was designed by the English naval architect Alfred Mylne and built in 1930 by the Philip and Sons company in Dartmouth, England, for Sir William Burton. Burton, according to a prospectus developed for the recent sale of the boat, was “a distinguished yachtsman who was helmsman of Shamrock IV, the J Class challenger for the 1930 America’s Cup.” Atlantide, according to the prospectus, followed the yachts in the race, “providing accommodation for the owner and his guests at each regatta.” In 1939, the boat was pressed into service by the British Royal Navy, and the following year joined a fleet of private and navy boats of all sizes and kinds that crossed the English Channel to rescue British and French troops from Dunkirk.The boat was “an active participant,” according to the sale prospectus, “setting out for Dunkirk on May 31,” and operating “under intense enemy shell fire and dive bomber attacks over seven days during which time she assisted various vessels and embarked 35 troops from a disabled landing craft that she then took in tow.” Today, it’s difficult to imagine tired, frightened troops hunkering down below decks on the boat as shells exploded nearby. A major retrofit was undertaken in 1999 by then-owner Tom Perkins. Perkins is well-known in yachting circles as owner of the Maltese Falcon, a $130 million boat he conceived and had built as his dream boat. Atlantide was listed for sale by Perkins at 5 million euros earlier this year. . . ."

America's Cup 101
Wired (blog)
Published on Nov 23, 2012 by wired. America's Cup 101: A primer for beginners explaining the history of the event and the technology underpinning the wing sail catamarans that will compete in the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco in 2013.

America's Cup: Luna Rossa skipper reflects on the opening days
Sail World
Our goal is to try and arrive in San Francisco in good shape, but the main goal is to have as much confidence in the boat as possible to be able to focus on racing the boat rather than sailing the boat. That is the main goal for us. What has surprised ...

Sail World

Mandurah stakes claim for world sailing event
Herald Sun
MANDURAH wants to host an Australian stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, joining the likes of St Moritz, Chicago and Marseille on the elite international yachting circuit. Bryan Pemberton, commodore of the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing ...

Ian Williams looks to sew up Alpari World Match Racing title
Herald Sun
Picture: Subzero Images Source: PerthNow. SOME Aussie fans might think it's the "Ashes" of world match race sailing. In the home corner it's four-time winner Peter Gilmour, ... however, plenty of spice that is likely to play a big role in deciding the ...

Olympics Sailing Anna Tunnicliffe
Wired (blog)
Olympics Sailing Anna Tunnicliffe. wired. Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe. Loading icon Loading... 3,298 videos. Loading... Alert icon. You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. Download it from Adobe. Alert icon. Close. Upgrade to the latest ...

Sailing Needs Students
Afloat (blog)
#icra – Like all consumer sports, sailing has taken something of a battering during the years of recession. The hard core dedicated enthusiasts are still actively involved, for nothing will deflect the true old salt from his or her destiny in and ...

J/80 BlueProject Sailing Italy!
J/Sailing News (blog)
"Dear J friends and enthusiasts, warm greetings from Michele Rayneri- At BLUEPROJECT, we are passionate about sailing and we have been in the business of getting people out on the water for many years. Our fleet is made up of nine J/80 one-design ...

J/Sailing News (blog)

America's Cup: More to learn from the C-Class?
Sail World
However after 1996 the class faced extinction, here Steve Clark, whose father Van Allen Clark sailed C-Class in the 1960's, talks with his son Will Clark about how the class came back from the death, and now has 16 boats sailing. Is there another ...

Sail World

Harken Youth Match Racing: All Kiwi showdown in final
Defending Harken international youth match racing champion Dave Hazard and Chris Steele both representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will battle it out in an all Kiwi final tomorrow after convincing wins in their semi-finals in the 20th ...


Vestas Sailrocket smashes World Speed Sailing Record with 65.37 knots (75.23 ...
In a spectacular week for sailing, more than a dozen world speed sailing records have been broken at two different venues in Namibia. The outright speed sailing records for both 500 meters (59.38 knots) and one nautical mile (55.32 kts) were set in ...

Maritime association conducts sailing clinic
Gulf Daily News
A LASER Standard Sailing Clinic got underway at Bahrain Sailing Club premises near Al Jazayer Beach in Zallaq with sailors from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain taking part. The five-day camp, the first of its kind in the region, is ...

Sailiing: There's never been a better time to jump on the bandwagon
Irish Independent
People are counting every penny these days, but for anyone thinking of returning to sailing, or maybe getting involved for the first time, there's no better time than the present. The infrastructure is there to facilitate a swell of interest and the ...

Muscat –Khasab Sailing Race Commences
Oman News Agency
Muscat, Nov 24 (ONA) --The sailing boat competition, Muscat, Khasab, as part of Regatta Muscat 2012 was launched. 15 boats from the Sultanate, Gulf and European countries compete for Bank Beirut Chairman's Cup, the main sponsor for the event. The flag ...

Woman On The Water - Kyri Mcclellan
Haute Living
Now, she spends her days strategizing with city officials, delivering all the amazing and exciting news that the America's Cup has to offer, and balancing her time at the helm of the world famous sailing races. 6:30 am Breakfast with the boys (ages 3 ...

Haute Living

YACHTING: RST win, Permai Hotel surprise
New Straits Times
RI-YAZ Sailing Team (RST) emerged champion but wildcard team Permai Hotel were no pushovers in the Heritage Bay Cup league of champions at Pulau Duyong yesterday. . The Ri-Yaz Sailing Team emerged winners in the Heritage Bay Cup league of ...

New Straits Times

Vale Warren Johns
The sailing world is mourning the sad loss of Warren Johns who was a stalwart of the class during the '80's and '90's, representing Australia internationally at many events, including the Kenwood Cup in Hawaii. Warren, a long-time member of Middle ...


Membership drive puts the wind in their sails
The Canberra Times
The sport of sailing has plenty of wind back in the sails with this summer shaping up to be the busiest on Lake Burley Griffin since the headwind of the global financial crisis has subsided. ''I love it more now than when I was a kid,'' the 50-year-old ...

The Canberra Times

Seven Islands Race: Rush gets the gun but veterans steal the show
Graham Coffey's well named Thompson 8, Rush, won Division 1 of Middle HarbourYacht Club's Seven Islands Race around Sydney Harbour, but John Walker and Tig Thomas were undoubtedly the star attractions of the pursuit-style race that started of the ...


Americas Cup: Sir Russell Coutts Interview
Wired (blog)
Sign in or sign up now! Alert icon. Loading... There is no Interactive Transcript. Published on Nov 23, 2012 by wired. Sir Russell Coutts explains why Oracle's America's Cup boat has gone from 45 feet to 72 feet. How will the new design effect their ...

Dan Haifley, Our Ocean Backyard: Boats of light, a holiday delight
Contra Costa Times
Kevin Johnson/Sentinel A boat decorated in colorful Christmas lights makes its way across the Santa Cruz Harbor on Saturday night during the annual Lighted Boat Parade; the yearly event, hosted by the Santa Cruz Yacht Club and Port District, featured ...

Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship - Double win for Shogun V
Sail World
Sailing in IRC Division 1 aboard Bob Cox's DK46, Nine Dragons, MHYC Commodore John McCuaig commented: 'It was an absolutely sensational race. It was a lightish north-easterly breeze, at most 12 knots, after an overcast start this morning – it just got ...

Sail World

Mini-Universiade on board Sedov
The Voice of Russia
A month-long sailing of the sail-ship Sedov from Peru to French Polynesia, the cost of Tahiti is near completion. One of the brightest events in this stage of the around the world tour has become the Spartakiada Games under the aegis of the Universiade ...

The Voice of Russia

Martela blitzes field
Tasmania Mercury
Martela, a Danish-designed IMX 38 owned and skippered by Bellerive Yacht Clubmember Tony Williams, cleared out from her Group 1 rivals in the first race of the afternoon to get the gun and also win all three handicap categories, IRC, AMS and PHS, ...

Tasmania Mercury

Clipper Round the World Race: Britain campaigning for sponsors
The initiative, known as the Global Trade Winds Partnership, will promote British business in key international markets alongside the world's longest yacht race, a British success story in itself, and help to maintain the British sailing legacy built ...


Vestas Sailrocket 2 focused on outright record over 60 knots
Sail World
Our little corner of the Walvis Bay Yacht Club is buzzing as we prepare for the big day that we know lies ahead. This is the first big wind day we have had in over six weeks now. Today we focus purely on taking the outright record over 60 knots. The ...

Sail World

Viper Higgins' Olympic Sailing Commentary
Wired (blog)
Francis Higgins was on the cusp of making an international name for himself as a sports commentator when the International Olympic Committee, which has no sense of humor, savagely crushed his dream.

Vestas Sailrocket 2 breaks at least one sailing speed record, says ...
By Jon Fingas
Most of the boats achieving technical wonders these days have motors at their heart, even if they're completely fuel-free. Not so Vestas' Sailrocket 2, which just recently broke the 500-meter sailingspeed record. A run across Namibia's Walvis ...

I Can't Sleep -- Reaching Rebel Heart Status - Cruisers & Sailing ...
By SmartMove
I am worried we are spending too much money, I am worried we are spending too much time, and I am worried about what I don't know what I am suppose to be worried about and don't know! I am a planner and an organizer by nature.
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SSORC Seven Islands Race at Middle Harbour Yacht Club - Yachts ...
Sailing news as it happens. The first place to stop for reports, results, fixtures & photographs from racing sailing. ... SSORC Seven Islands Race at Middle Harbour Yacht Club. Update in progress. By Di Pearson, MHYC today at 8:02 am 24 ...
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