16 December 2012

Vendée Globe 2012-2013 - Day 36: December 15th video

Vendée Globe 2012-2013 - Day 36: December 15th - Rough conditions in the Southern seas for the fleet. François Gabart onboard Macif and Armel Le Cleac'h have passed Cape leeuwin. Jean Pierre Dick onboard Virbac Paprec has lost more than one day in light winds while Arbaud Boissière on Akena Veranda is sailing in a storm with winds exceeding 60 knots. The Vendée Globe 2012 is a singlehanded race around the world without assistance.The skippers round the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn. The start was in the Sables d'Olonne, November 10th 2012.

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Vendee Globe - Masters of their own universe 
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, whilst the rest of the fleet struggle to deal with either no wind or too much, only the leader and Francois Gabart (Macif) and Armel Le Cléac'h (Banque Populaire) seem to be masters of their own universe. But even they will need to ...

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Vendee Globe - Gabart breaks Indian Ocean and Cape Leeuwin records
Sail World
The Vendee Globe is currently underway and like every young man in a hurry to meet his destiny, Francois Gabart (Macif) arrived early last night and in his urgency, claimed an unexpected second record. When he crossed the longitude of Cape Leeuwin in ...

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Vendee Globe : Leaders brace for numbing cold as Boissierès reports 63 knots
BYM News (press release)
Sailing in winds that are suddenly jumping from 20 to 40 knots and messy seas, the two men, who both passed Cape Leeuwin on Friday night in record time, usually put their happiest spin on testing times, but on Saturday: "all is well in my boat, there ...

Sailing Notes: Annapolis' Hill climbs to fourth at Laser nationals ...
Annapolis resident Zach Hill placed an impressive fourth in Laser Radial class at the Interscholastic Sailing Association Single-handed National Championships, held Nov. 9-10 and hosted by the United States Sailing Center in Long Beach, Calif. Hill won ...

Edmond de Rothschild Group third in 2012 Extreme Sailing Series
Sail World
The final Grand Prix of the Extreme Sailing Series 2012 definitely lived up to expectations! Over four days, the nine competing crews sailed on an exceptional site, at the foot of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain, beneath the gaze of the no less famous ...

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Sailing: National championship to end on Sunday
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's top sailors took to the seas near the Panadura Fisheries Harbour to jostle for supremacy in the preliminary races of the Sailing Nationals on Saturday (15). Competitors from several schools and clubs participated in four classes - Optimist ...

Sailing could be on the crest of a wave again
Dubai: Several years back I was fortunate enough to be closely involved in covering the youth sailing programme and several junior sailing regattas organised by the untiring Sid Bensaleh under the auspices of the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC).

Gift lets disabled sailors enjoy the water for free at Otley Sailing Club
Ilkley Gazette
Sailors with disabilities can look forward to enjoying the sport free in Otley next year. Residents of all ages from Hollybank Trust, which cares for and educates severely disabled children and adults, are already regular visitors to Otley Sailing Club ...

Young MDI Sailors Will Have New Fleet
In a joint effort, the Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center on Clark Point Road in Southwest Harbor and the Northeast Harbor Fleet's Sailing School have agreed to buy 21 new, state-of-the-art Collegiate 420 racing dinghies from Rondar Raceboats ...

UON SB20 World Championships : Russian sailors move into the lead
BYM News (press release)
Lighter breezes and one of the biggest tides of the year combined to create tricky conditions for the 42 international crews contesting the UON SB20 World Championships, and the race management team who were kept busy setting and re-setting fair ...

Lewis set for history-making sail
Trinidad News
ALREADY in the history books as the first person from Trinidad and Tobago to qualify for the Olympics in the Laser class of Sailing, Andrew Lewis is set to make history as the first person to sail from Tobago to Trinidad in a 14-foot Laser Sail boat.

Top-flight sailing events at Sandy Bay SC
Sail World
Hobart’s Sandy Bay Sailing Club will be hosting several top-flightsailing events over the next weeks, staging the International Cadet national and World Championship and then the Optimist Australian championship. Entries for Sandy Bay Sailing Club ...

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