11 December 2012

Alex Thomson involved in collision during Vendée Globe race

Video highlights of the 32nd day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

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Alex Thomson involved in collision during Vendée Globe round the world race
The Independent
A collision which could have knocked Britain's Alex Thomson out of the Vendée Globeround the world race has also affected his ability to communicate with his team base as he continues to make fast progress deep south in the Indian Ocean. Thomson has ...

Vendée Globe: Gabart smashes record
Yachting World
The youngest skipper in the race François Gabart (Macif) stepped up his Vendée Globechallenge with an unprecedented 545.3 miles over 24 hours. By 08:00 UTC yesterday morning (Monday 10 December) 29-year-old Gabart had already bettered the ...

Hants sailor's boat damaged during Vendée Globe race | Meridian - ITV News
ITV News
The Gosport-based sailor Alex Thomson has managed to continue in the Vendée Globerace after his boat hit an unknown object while travelling at a high speed on Sunday night. There was rudder damage and his power sources were affected. He has spent ...

Larry Ellison's Oracle Racing Accused Of Spying To Gain America's Cup ...
Huffington Post
Larry Ellison's America's Cup sailing team has been accused by its Italian competitor of spying, a practice as old as the 161-year-old America's Cup trophy that's the prize on the San Francisco Bay this summer. Luna Rossa, the Italian team, contends in ...

Ben Ainslie retires from Olympic sailing, moves to America's Cup racing
(AP) -- His spot in Olympic sailing history secure, Ben Ainslie will now try to become the first Englishman to hoist the America's Cup in victory. That would be one silver trophy he'd be eager to accept. The four-time gold medalist announced his ...

Spying accusations stoke America's Cup rivalries - Sailing - More Sports - The ...
The Independent
Spying is set to spark new battle lines in the America's Cup as tempers fray on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. At odds are the €90m Italian team Luna Rossa, backed by the Prada luxury goods house, and the San Francisco-based, Lord knows how many millions ...

America's Cup: King of the Foredeck becomes God of the GoPro
Sail World
The crew-coach role is the latest step in Allen's sailing career which started in the Flying Ant and was followed by a solid apprenticeship in 18ft skiffs. Joey was on the foredeck in the 1981-82 Whitbread Race winner Flyer, before moving into America ...

Sail World

Alex Thomson joins tricky top five in Vendée Globe as Ian Williams takes third ...
The Independent
In San Francisco the international jury overseeing the America's Cup has confirmed that a second protest has been received from the Prada-backed Italian team, Luna Rossa, complaining about a change to the racing calendar for 2013. The Venice regatta ...

The Independent

Red Bull Youth America's Cup concludes sailing selection trials - Los Angeles ...
The AC45's are the boats used in the America's Cup World Series, the precursor to theAmerica's Cup itself. The intent is to raise the sailing skills of potential futureAmerica's Cup sailors worldwide, giving them an opportunity to compete on the same ...

America's Cup Boat's Capsizing Sparks Questions, Fears
Huffington Post
SAN FRANCISCO -- When Larry Ellison's new 72-foot America's Cup boat capsized on a practice run and was sucked through the Golden Gate in a crippled mess, the second-guessing and doubts among the sailing community began: Has Ellison's plan to ...

America's Cup boosted with Artemis on water
Swedish America's Cup syndicate Artemis have finally got their giant catamaransailing in San Francisco. A fortnight after damaging the yacht under tow, Artemis made their debut yesterday. They are one of three challengers for the Cup with racing to be ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa skipper reflects on the opening days
Sail World
Luna Rossa Challenge skipper Max Sirena is embarking on his fourthAmerica's Cup challenge with the Italian syndicate. He joined the fledgling team in 2000 as ... entry into the 34th America's Cup. Yesterday was Luna Rossa's sixth day of sailing the AC72.

Sail World

America's Cup: Grant Dalton reflects on the first 24 days sailing
Sail World
It also seems that the team will be given a reasonable break over the Christmas break before starting the final push for the America's CupRegatta starting in just seven months time. The second boat is expected to be significantly different from the ...
Sail World

America's Cup - 43.6 knots - but who is counting?
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
In San Francisco, Artemis Racing continues her steady build up, with three days of sailing concluded on the America's Cup course. Her crew seem to be pleased with the progress made, and we have images, stories and video from the team's first days of ...

Esimit Europa 2 aiming at America's Cup
After dominating in the Mediterranean for two years, 2013 will present new challenges for Simcic and his men, including the North Sea, sailing up the Thames in the heart of London and the chance to taste victory at the America's Cup, which will be held ...

Sailing exhibit opens at the Hall of Champions | UTSanDiego.com
U-T San Diego
San Diego's history in sailing, particularly the America's Cup, is being honored in a new display on the lower floor of the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Hall of Champions. Photo of ...

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