31 December 2012

Vendee Globe - closing in on Cape Horn (video)

Day 51 highlights by VendeeGlobeTV

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A question of timings - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Current routings have the two leaders reaching Cape Horn at around 1800-1930hrs roughly on the night of Tuesday January 1st.  To the advantage of Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) and François Gabart (MACIF) is that the nights at these latitudes are short and so they should have a maximum amount of daylight on their approach and winds are not expected to be too fierce, so their ice watch should be helped. . . ."

Vendee Globe - Full attack mode initiated!
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, it is full attack mode for all thirteen skippers this morning as each manages to maintain solid average speeds, all making good miles towards their next waypoint. For the leading duo, who spoke last night by VHF radio, the next ...

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Vendee Globe - Mike Golding on breakfast, Ainslie and sauce + Video
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In the Vendee Globe, steady progress under the influence of a dominant high pressure system is the main topic of Mike Golding's report from Gamesa this morning. He has done a good job in moving away again from Dominique Wavre since yesterday ...

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Goldfinger set for sailing treble
Melbourne to Hobart record-breaker Goldfinger looks set to emulate Wild Oats XI by picking up a race treble. The 52-footer bettered its own 2010 record by nearly an hour when it took line honours in the Eastcoaster race on Saturday in two days, eight ...

Vendee Globe : Stamm confident
BYM News (press release)
Complacency is not often a failing which visits many solo sailors, but after a five week spell with no abandonments – since Vincent Riou on 26th November – it would be too easy for an outside observer to consider that a successful escape unscathed from ...

Tom Burton confirms world status in Lasers
BYM News (press release)
Young Sydney sailor Tom Burton is currently ranked by the International SailingFederation (ISAF) as the No 1 Laser sailor in the world and he showed why on Hobart's River Derwent yesterday. Burton's first and a third place in moderate sailing ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Loki and Black Jack complete top three overall
BYM News (press release)
Nor has Ainsworth's well-melded crew, including sailing master Gordon Maguire, and navigator Michael Bellingham, ever let him down. “We are thrilled with our second place. We always saw Black Jack as our biggest threat. We could see her and Lahana ...

Sydney Hobart 2012 – Gold medalist looks for more sailing challenges
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The fast and furious nature of their latest Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race adventure makes Australian Paralympian sailing Gold medallist Liesl Tesch and the DisABILITIES crew craving for more 628-nautical mile voyages in the future. Just minutes after ...

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Jessica Watson's new sailing challenge
BYM News (press release)
Sailing the 14 is all about fun over the summer, says Jessica Watson, missing a lot of her younger days sailing dinghies, because of her fast move into keelboats for her solo World voyage in 2010. Watson's new challenge is sailing her International ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race : National pride, International icon
BYM News (press release)
“It would not be the same growing up in Australia not watching the Boxing Day Test [cricket match] followed by the start of the [Rolex] Sydney Hobart, one of the greatsailing challenges”, says Phil Waugh, the Australian rugby union star and crewmember...

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