10 December 2012

The Wave, Muscat - Act 8 Rio winner and 2012 Extreme Sailing Series Champion


Leigh McMillan does the double -- Act 8 Rio winner and 2012 Extreme Sailing Series Champion - The most closely contested finish ever in the six-year history of the Extreme Sailing Series, today saw The Wave, Muscat clinch the final Act victory in Rio de Janeiro by the smallest of margins - just 0.2 points ahead of the French Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, and with it overall victory in the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series. Rio de Janeiro joins a list of spectacular and iconic locations as an Extreme Sailing Series host venue, and the Series is set to return to the Brazilian city for the next 3 years as the world's eyes continue to watch the build up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup final and the 2016 Olympic Games.

Extreme Sailing Series - Exhilarating double win for The Wave, Muscat
Sail World
At the Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 in Rio de Janeiro, it has been the most closely contested finish ever in the six-year history of the Series, today saw The Wave, Muscat clinch the final Act victory by the smallest of margins – just 0.2 points ahead ...

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Video highlights of the 30th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Sunday, December 9, 2012, with Bernard Stamm's repairs.

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Vendee Globe - Steady gains as leaders head for Amsterdam gate
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, making their course for the Amsterdam gate - some 800 miles ahead, the leaders are still experiencing small differences in the wind relative to their proximity to the high pressure system to their north which is still influencing them.

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Vendee Globe - Thomson rises in drag race to Amsterdam gate
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, British skipper Alex Thomson continues to mount a serious challenge for third place among the fleet leaders as the straight line speed race continues east towards the Amsterdam ice security gate. In a building breeze today, Thomson ...

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Le Cleac'h regains lead in Vendee Globe
AFP
PARIS — Frenchman Armel Le Cleac'h was back in command of the the round-the-worldVendee Globe race on Sunday, taking advantage of stiffer winds on the more southerly course he charted. Le Cleac'h had led the ocean-going epic for over two weeks ...

Panerai Transat Classique : In the classroom
BYM News (press release)
What enthusiasm! The operation to involve school kids from Cascais and Barbados in the race has been a resounding success. In Portugal about 80 children came down to the marina to meet thesailors in the Panerai Transat Classique 2012 and were given ...

Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series: Lucas' Shimmer triumphs to take overnight ...
BYM News (press release)
Day two of the 2013 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series, hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club (GCSC) was a true test of Audi Melges 20 sailor skills in extremely light air. Although the breeze stayed constant between 6-8 knots throughout the day ...

Atlas beats Burraq in dhow sailing
gulfnews.com
Dubai: Ahmad Rashid Al Suwaidi skippered Atlas to a fine win in the second round of the Dubai Traditional 43-foot (13 metres) Dhow Sailing Race off the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) on Saturday evening. Owned by Faraj Bin Butti Al Muhairbi, ...

Match Race Sailing event set for flag-off
Gulf Daily News
ORGANISERS of next week's 2012 Kingdom Match Race Sailing Event, to be held at Bahrain Sailing Club in Zallaq, have stepped up preparations ahead of the flag-off. The week-long event, organised by Bahrain Maritime Sports Association (BMSA) for the ...

Sail Melbourne : A big day for Invited classes
BYM News (press release)
There was lots of racing for the invited classes and big winds to match the big day on Saturday for the final session of Sail Melbourne. The Men's Gold fleet of top ten Kiteboarders had a repecharge system to work through in the morning. Ultimately ...

NZ women's 49ers start well in Melbourne
Stuff.co.nz
Young Kiwis Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech made an excellent start in the new 49er FX Olympic sailing class at the first World Cup regatta of the season. Maloney and Meech have been eyeing the women's skiff since it was announced mid-year as a ...

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