25 December 2012

Vendee Globe Christmas for Mike Golding onboard Gamesa (video)

Vendee Globe Christmas for Mike Golding onboard Gamesa (video)

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Day 45 highlights - Monday, December 24, 2012 by VendeeGlobeTV

Vendee Globe - Stamm, Cheminées Poujoulat head for New Zealand + Video
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, unable to stay where he is because of the imminent arrival of storm force conditions, Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) was forced to sail to New Zealand on Monday afternoon. Stamm has been anchored at Sandy bay, south of ...

Sail World

Posted by Abdul Ahad
Business Recorder (blog)
PARIS: Francois Gabart maintained his lead in the Vendee Globe race in the Pacific on Monday ahead of compatriot Armel Le Cleac'h, but Swiss sailor Bernard Stamm was forced to stop for repairs to his craft. Thirteen yachts were left in the seventh ...

Business Recorder (blog)

The solo sailing blog: It doesn't really feel like Christmas out here
The Independent (blog)
I crossed the international date line at around 6am this morning so I am now sailing behind GMT. However, I am still working on GMT in everything I do on the boat and because I don't sleep normally at night time, it doesn't make a huge amount of ...

The Independent (blog)

Sydney-to-Hobart draws old-timers back to sea
The leading old salts of the Sydney to Hobart fleet are creeping closer to 50 appearances, with a number of celebrated sailors establishing personal landmarks in this year's race. Tony Cable, whose first crack at the annual event was way back in 1961...

Youngest qualified junior sailing instructor
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff Reporter — MUSCAT — At 19 years old Sultan al Balushi (pictured) of Musannah is the youngest Omani to qualify as an internationally certified sailing instructor and with the sky the limit he has already set his sights on becoming chief ...

Oman Daily Observer

UCO sailing invited to compete in Sugar Bowl Regatta
Edmond Sun
EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma sailing team will go bowling over the winter break after being invited to compete for a second year in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Regatta at Southern Yacht Club on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, La. Dec.

Windless Day Closes Palamos Christmas Race
International Sailing Federation
A Southwesterly breeze shyly appeared in the bay as forecasted and the 49ers sailed out to complete the Medal Race. French sailors Julie D'Ortolli and Noé Delpech claimed the title in 49er finishing fourth while Spanish team Diego Botin and Yago López ...

International Sailing Federation

Whitsunday Sailing Club crews will focus their attention on Tasmania
BYM News (press release)
The warm tropical sailing environment of North Queensland's Pioneer Bay will become a distant memory for several Whitsunday Sailing Club crews who will focus their attention on Tasmania over the Christmas New Year holidays. Leading the way will be the ...

Vietnamese rescue Florida man who drifted for 8 days on disabled yacht | Fox News: "Vietnamese fishermen have rescued an American man who had been drifting at sea for eight days on a disabled yacht. Coastguard official Vo Hoang Liet from southern Soc Trang province said Monday that Kenneth Putney of Melbourne, Florida, was in good condition after being rescued Thursday. Liet says Putney, 54, told Vietnamese authorities that he and three others were towing a yacht from the Philippines to Thailand when the towing rope broke on Dec. 15. He says Putney jumped onto the yacht because he feared it would be lost. Liet says Putney drifted on the yacht for eight days before being rescued by the fishermen 15 miles off the coast."

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