19 December 2012

Vendée Globe - Tuesday video highlights


Video highlights of the 39th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Tuesday, December 18 2012.

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Two Miles Between Leaders, But Dick Slowing - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) leads Francois Gabart (MACIF) by just two miles . . . . the mystery is why Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) has slowed so much. Dick, in third, 391 miles behind, has a 25-knot westerly wind but was averaging just 9.7 knots in the last four hours . . . Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) continued to average the fastest in the fleet – 18.4 knots in the last four hours – and closed to within 17-miles of fourth-placed Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss). Further west, Mike Golding (Gamesa) is still the unlucky one, slowed by a windless ridge and averaging just 10.8 knots, as Jean Le Cam (SynerCiel), 225 miles ahead and Dominique Wavre(Mirabaud) Javier Sansó (Acciona 100% EcoPowered), close on him. Sansó, averaging the second fastest in the fleet in the last four hours, with 17.4 knots, has also closed to within 96 miles of Wavre."

Vendee Globe: week 5 highlights
Yachting World
The two skippers have been almost match-racing each other around the world and they and their teams will care a lot who leads. For Le Cléac'h, the senior of the duo by six years and in his second Vendée after finishing second in the last edition in ...

The solo sailing blog: Heading in the right direction again
The Independent (blog) - Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) in Vendee Globe -
The solo sailing blog: Heading in the right direction again After sailing east to catch cyclone Claudia, it is nice to finally be heading in the right direction again, a small thing but it makes a difference as I have not been able to do ...

The Independent (blog)

Extreme Sailing Series concludes extraordinary sixth year - 2012 highlights
In its sixth year, the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series™ global circuit has seen eight world-class teams compete in seven Acts, spanning three continents in what has been another extraordinary year of competition. Bringing ...

David sails off for lucky 13th
Tasmania Mercury
NUMBER 13 is unlucky for some, but not for Tasmanian sailor David Morris -- or so he hopes. The Hobart yachtsman will sail aboard hot handicap contender Wild Rose in this year's Sydney-Hobart yacht race. It will be Morris' 13th race, but on a gun boat ...

Tasmania Mercury

Good wind and sunshine bless year-end sailing competition
Clarence Valley Daily Examiner
A fine and warm summer afternoon with a 10-knot northeasterly breeze plus with a healthy fleet of 20 highly competitive boats was everything crews could wish for and a great day's sailing was enjoyed by all. In keeping with tradition, the club staged ...

Sailing through
Deccan Chronicle
For Gaurav Shinde, it's the journey that matters, not the destination. The youth from Mumbai, who has made Hyderabad his second home is mad about sailing and will be taking part in the prestigious Clipper Round the World Yacht Race (CRTWYR) next year.

Current and future Australian champions shine at Sail Melbourne
BYM News (press release)
More than 400 sailors and Olympic athletes from across 27 nations took to the waters along Melbourne's Port Phillip this month for the first leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup,Sail Melbourne from December 2 – 8 at Sandringham Yacht Club, kicking off ...

Stephen Ainsworth contemplates a voyage of the landlubber kind Picture: Ian ...
The Australian
"I haven't abandoned sailing but I don't know how long the break will last," he said. "I haven't had some major transformation, it's just a feeling that's been growing for a while . . . I feel like I've done whatever I hoped to do in sailing and I've ...

The Jackal Hunts Down His Prey
International Sailing Federation
Le Cléac'h holding tight. ©Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI. Vendee Globe. Les Sables, France. They call him The Jackal because of his relentless hunting exploits in French sailing races and Armel Le Cléac'h (Banque Populaire) is showing why in this Vendée Globe.

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