21 December 2012

Vendee Globe Day 41 video highlights

Vendee Globe Day 41 video highlights - Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Gabart Back On Top - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: " . . . Francois Gabart (MACIF) took the lead from Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) after he had held this time for just 11 hours. Gabart was 3.5 miles ahead and averaging 20.7 knots – the fastest in the fleet - in this astonishing match race at the head of the fleet. Gabart is 12 miles south of Le Cléac’h and they must head due east to the New Zealand gate in the 22-23 northwest breeze that will veer west and east off overnight. Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) lost more ground after his multiple gybes northeast and is 582 miles behind. They may have separated in the Pacific but Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) was just 1.7 miles behind Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) on the leaderboard. . . . "

Gabart, Le Cleac'h in sight of each other in Vendee Globe
French skipper Armel Le Cleac'h on board his monohull "Banque Populaire" gestures before the start of the 7th edition of the Vendee Globe, the solo non-stop round-the-world yacht race, in Les Sables d'Olonne, western France, on November 10, 2012.


The solo sailing blog: Back in the south now
The Independent (blog)
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Seized Argentinian sailing ship leaves Ghana
The Guardian
The ARA Libertad, a three-masted sailing vessel used for training, had been visiting Ghana as part of a west African tour and had been due to sailon to Angola when it was detained on 2 October. This followed a court order obtained by NML Capital ...

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Kiteboard sailing to take off
The Bay of Plenty Times
This summer expect to see an increase in the number of kiteboard sailors skimming across the waves along the coastline and windswept harbours of the Bay of Plenty. The sport is on an upward curve, attracting new athletes from land-bound sports and ...

Time to learn from mistakes so sailing can move on
Irish Times
Two major newspaper stories last weekend highlighted shortcomings in the Irish sailingauthorities' handling of the Peter O'Leary betting allegations from 2008 which surfaced at the beginning of the London 2012 Sailing Olympics, and have questioned ...

Enterprize Tall Ship busy Summer sailing program
Sail World
Have you dreamt of going to sea on a traditional tall ship? Melbourne's tall ship Enterprize provides people of all ages with a variety of opportunities to experience life on an authentic traditionally rigged tall ship. Enterprize has a full program of ...

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Sailing son goes on epic trek around the world
Brooklyn Daily
Raise the mast — Business owner Peter Doody, the sailing son of the Doody Home Center clan, is on an epic adventure: he'll be sailing and slooshing over the bounding main aboard the Picton Castle, a 170-foot tall training ship, which has sailed the ...

Sailing: Stuart Bithell loses his Patience on road to Rio
Manchester Evening News
Sailing Rochdale's Olympic silver medalist Stuart Bithell and partner Luke Patience are to go their separate ways as they bid for sailing success at the Rio de Janeiro Games. The duo, now both 26, shone at London 2012 and just fell short of men's 470 ...

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy to host Annual Handicap ...
BYM News (press release)
After a hugely successful year in 2012, the host venue of the Olympic and Paralympicsailing events of London 2012, Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is looking ahead to 2013 which is set to be yet another exciting year. Portland Harbour ...

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