30 December 2012

Vendee Globe leaders heading for Cape Horn (video)


Day 50 highlights - Saturday, December 29, 2012 by VendeeGlobeTV

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Vendee Globe - Fatigue at seven weeks + Video
Sail World
The two Vendee Globe leaders, Francois Gabart and Armel Le Cleac'h, expected at Cape Horn on Tuesday January 1st 2013, might be able to look forward to relatively clement, settled weather for their passage but they will have another critical variable ...

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Goldfinger set for sailing treble
TVNZ
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 ...

Sydney Hobart 2012 – Gold medalist looks for more sailing challenges
Sail World
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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Sailing legend passes away
Fairmont Sentinel
He made a name for himself in the sailing world in 2007 when his boat, Cloud Nine, was the first American vessel to successfully travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific through the Northwest Passage, across the top of Canada. But Swanson had ...

Fairmont Sentinel

'Sir Ben' heads sailing names recognised in New Year Honours
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Ben Ainslie, the most decorated Olympic sailor of all time, has capped off his record-breaking 2012 with a knighthood in the New Year Honours list. While Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas and Ainslie's coach David Howlett have both been named as ...

Free Internet radio station plays only sailing and tropical music
Sail World
There are few songs that avid sailors like better than the cliched 'Sailing' by Rod Stewart. Now there's a radio station which plays nothing but sailing and tropical music, and it's free Internet radio, program directed by Steve Hall, who lives aboard ...

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Sea cadets learn sailing skills
St. Augustine Record
The St. Augustine Yacht Club on Salt Run was the recent setting for training 13 U.S. Naval Sea Cadets in the fundamentals of sailing. Each cadet rotated through three stations: Safety, Rigging, and Seamanship before sailing the first time “solo” in a 6 ...

VOR70 Maserati New York-San Francisco record attempt
BYM News (press release)
13225 nautical miles separate New York from San Francisco via Cape Horn, a historic route, widely travelled by clippers (huge and fast sailing ships with three or four masts and square sails used for ocean voyage in the second half of the nineteenth ...

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