03 December 2012

Vendee Globe - Day 23 highlights

Vendee Globe - Day 23 highlights - Sunday, December 2, 2012

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Vendee Globe - Leaderboard shuffles, Le Cam gets tied up 
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, Jean Le Cam (SynerCiel) realised last night that he was slowing down and that all was not well with his Bruce Farr designed Open 60. After a thorough examination of his boat, and asking himself many questions about the set up, ...

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Vendee Globe skipper breaks distance record
The Nation
PARIS - Vendee Globe skipper Francois Gabart has lowered the 24 hour monohull Open 60 distance record held for the past nine years by British sailor Alex Thomson. France's Gabart, at the helm of his boat Macif, sailed 482.91 nautical miles between ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Road to Rio starts at Sail Melbourne
Sail World
After pulling off perhaps the most successful Olympic stint in years, Australian sailors are about to start another long and weary journey to the 2016 Rio Olympics in Monday's opening regatta of the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup at Port Philipp Bay.

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Sailing like Yeats, a Greek cruise saw us 'haunted by numberless islands'
Daily Mail
Not for us a leviathan like Costa Concordia, which had more than 4,000 people on board when it hit the rocks. Our sailing yacht, Wind Spirit, carried only 148 passengers and 90 crew and, although she was propelled mainly by diesel-electric engines, her ...

Daily Mail

Feedback given over Sailing Club plans
Carrickfergus Times
“I was very glad to see such a positive response at the meeting on Monday night,” Carrick Sailing Club commodore Roger Woodward told the Times. “It was more of an informal information evening; members have been aware of the draft plans for some time...

Carrickfergus Times

Rower Cook to make sailing debut
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
Two-time Olympic rower Sarah Cook makes her competitive sailing debut in the Sail Melbourne World Cup regatta on Monday after a chance meeting persuaded her to quit the sport she'd loved for 13 years. The 27-year-old Queenslander was travelling back to...

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12 Teams To Set Sail Tomorrow In Prestigious Monsoon Cup
The Monsoon Cup which is the final leg of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour Trophy arrives in Pulau Duyong after seven adrenalin-draining legs and will see the ISAF World Match Racing Tour 2012 champion crowned here. The Monsoon Cup match racing sport ...

Husband and wife honoured for dedication to Himley Sailing Club
Dudley News
Michael and Dorothea Willetts were awarded the lifetime commitment honour at the Royal Yachting Association's awards in London, in recognition for their 42 years voluntary dedication to sailing. The couple who were founder members in 1970 continue to ...

Widow of Bounty captain details his love of family, ship and crew
Fall River Herald News
Captain of the HMS Bounty since 1995, when it was berthed in Fall River, Walbridge and his crew of 15 were sailing to home port in St. Petersburg, Fla., when the ship sank off the coast of North Carolina in Hurricane Sandy. Walbridge and another crew ...

Melges 32 Gold Cup - Grinover and Caroll battle for title
Sail World
The IM32CA is a strong supporter of youth sailing, hence its proud inclusion of the Take A Junior Sailing Day initiative at Gold Cup. An extension of the Lauderdale Yacht Club Sailing Foundation (LYCSF), currently chaired by former Melges 32 owner and...

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CYCA's Ocean Pointscore Series - Merlin takes successive doubles
Sail World
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Ocean Pointscore Series fifth race was held yesterday, Saturday 1st December. David Forbes, the gold-medal winning star sailor in the 1972 Munich Olympics, put another feather on his hat after guiding Merlin to a ...

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Dun Laoghaire's Royal St. George Yacht Club Wins Millennium Bowl
#rsgyc – An Irish team racing team has emerged as winners of the triangular team racing event between the Royal Thames Yacht Club, the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire's RStGYC. The event was held on Queen Mary Reservoir in ...

Annapolis sailor dismissed
Annapolis-based professional sailor Terry Hutchinson has been sacked as skipper of Artemis Racing, the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup. Artemis Racing, a Swedish-based syndicate, announced Hutchinson's dismissal in a press release ...

STARBOARD TACK: A better alternative to Black Friday shopping
The Westerly Sun
The second annual Stonington Harbor Yacht Club (SHYC) Black Friday Match Race Invitational Regatta saw eight teams sail the club's fleet of six Ideal 18 keelboats in a round-robin format. Area sailors had only ... In the season-ending match racing ...

Zhik ….......the yardstick for success!
Sail World
The recent Zhik Single Handed Regatta (ZSHR) hosted by South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club (SLMASC) was again a huge success, attracting the largest fleet since its inception just five years ago. Zhik's continual sponsorship has helped build this ...

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YACHTING: Set for thrilling finish
New Straits Times
NOW that KFC Malaysia-Koo Racing Team skipper Jeremy Koo is through to the Monsoon Cup, the field for the last leg of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) is complete. While all 12 contenders will be hoping to hold ... Leading the pack is ...

Dee Caffari aiming high with Oman Sail Women's Sailing Team ahead of busy ...
BYM News (press release)
Caffari who skippered Al Thuraya's all female crew in Sailing Arabia – The Tour (SATT) last year, has been spending time in Oman overseeing the training of the seven-strong Oman Sail Women's SailingTeam and heading up their campaign in the recent ...

Kings Cup : All set for the annual celebration of sailing...
BYM News (press release)
With 75 racing yachts, 40+ Windsurfers and 40+ Dinghies running their own series, the waters off Kata Beach Resort comes alive for another week of fast and furious sailing action. Throw in a sailpast and 21 Gun Salute on the King's birthday (Wed 5th ...

New rally across the Atlantic for 2013: Christmas Caribbean Rally
Sail World
The Christmas Caribbean Rally 2013 is an exciting new sailing rally crossing the Atlantic, taking place at the end of 2013. The CCR will leave Marina Rubicon, Lanzarote on Monday 16th December 2013 and participants will sail the 2850 miles to arrive in ...

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AFR Midnight Rambler wins slow Lion Island Botany Bay Race
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 60 nautical mile Lion Island-Botany Bay race was won by the Ed Psaltis/Bob Thomas/Michael Bencsik owned AFR Midnight Rambler and will long be remembered for the time it took and the patience required – it became ...


New Build: Baltic Yachts 35.5M sailing yacht
Yacht Forums (press release)
Baltic Yachts secure contract to build 35.5M sailing yacht. More good news permeates the air for Baltic Yachts with the signing of a new contract for a 35.5-meter sailing yacht. Back in June 2012, they also signed a contract for another yacht called ...

Carbon Laser mast for club and fun sailors available now
Sail World (press release)
These carbon tube masts for the Laser allow for ease of rigging and ease of sailingthrough the use of the lighter and stronger spar. The primary benefit of the new spar is expected to be its durability - and the days of straightening and repairing ...

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Sailors get back on water
After weeks of little or no wind recently, the racers of Dittisham Sailing Club mostly stayed away last Sunday as the forecast was for gusty winds up to force five and beyond. Those intrepid few who turned up were greeted by a brown river Dart swollen ...

Yacht village may not be suitable
South China Morning Post
... should be alarmed by the report ("Watchdog backs yacht race village", November 26) on the proposed "reclamation for a permanent breakwater of about 470 square metres" at the Wan Chai harbourfront put forward by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

'Plumy' makes his mark
North Shore News
20, celebrating the occasion with friends and family at Eagle Harbour Yacht Club. Go back nine decades. It's summer of 1924. A group of boys set off from Vancouver by trolley and then by ferry across the inlet to West Vancouver. They catch the PGE ...

Panerai Transat Classique Race starts soon
BYM News (press release)
Pierre Follenfant, winner of major ocean races such as the La Baule–Dakar and the Lorient–Bermuda–Lorient, is sailing on the Tina Persephone which dominated the Douarnenez to Cascais leg. And last but not least, on Corto there's the winner of the ...

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Alex and Taru sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
I blame the radio silence on the beauty of this stunning, pristine island. Give us one more day or two and we should be back with you online. We hope your December started out as beautiful as ours. Bikini by Tommy Hilfiger.

Sailing World's College Rankings, November 21, 2012 | Sailing World
Sailing World's College Rankings. Enlarge Photo. Sailing World's college rankings ...

Dominating the 2012 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series - News - Helly ...
After five tough events at some of the best sailing venues in Italy, the Candida Sailing Team, sporting Helly Hansen gear, won the 2012 Audi Melges 20 Sailing ...

Fleet Race First - Sailing World
How to crew during a college sailing team race: Amelia Quinn blogs on the ... for every crew, however, is to keep in mind the fleet-racing aspect of team racing.

Sailing Antarctic seas in a "very unsafe boat" -- chicagotribune.com
Preparations are underway for an Antarctic mission in a lifeboat. Australian environmental ...

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