22 December 2012

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Vendee Globe Race – Gabart, Le Cléac'h neck-to-neck into sixth gate
Sail World (press release)
The Vendee Globe Race 2012-2013 has suddenly become a heated two-man race between leaders MACIF's skipper Francois Gabart and Banque Populaire's Armel Le Cléac'h as the two seasoned sailors are currently in a tight battle heading into the sixth ...

Sail World (press release)

(Vendee Globe) Leaders in each other's sights in rough seas
Hong Kong Standard
After sailing halfway around the world, Armel Le Cleac'h and Francois Gabart still have each other in their sights as they set out on the second half of the Vendee Globe race. Amazingly, Le Cleac'h, in his yacht Banque Populaire, is barely three ...

The solo sailing blog: On the largest expanse of water on earth
The Independent (blog)
With one hydrogenerator broken and out of action, and the condition too rough to put the other in the water, I need continue on power saving mode at the moment, in order to give myself enough power to finish the race in case anything else goes wrong.

The Independent (blog)

World Sailing Speed Record Council Celebrates 40th Year
International Sailing Federation
The Olympic Sailing Competition was contested at Portland, which was also the birth-place of speed sailing and of the WSSRC, which was set up to provide fair and accurate measurement of speeds achieved under sail. Today, the fastest speed under sail is ...

International Sailing Federation

Teen Builds Boat Racks for Youth Sailing Program
The Dunedin Youth Sailing Association was looking to purchase Laser sail boats so its progam could include more competitive racing options for the older teens. The only problem? The prorgam had no place to store the boats. That's when Alex Gawel, ...

Sailing picks up in Asia as European sponsors pull out
Taipei Times
Like many other professional sports, sailing was not spared by the 2008 global financial crisis as sponsors in Europe pulled out and governments were not keen to host large-scale tournaments. However, halfway across the world, Asia's resilient economy ...

plotting new course to Rio
Irish Independent
FOUR months later she still feels a little sheepish about her immediate tear-strewn reaction. Yet she was consoled by the unexpected public support, and especially the backing of one former Olympian who was among the first to comfort her on the ...

Quicksilver the quickest in Buckenham Sailing Club's final race
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Toppers Yoyo and Eclipse sailed by Harry Pettitt and Joseph Burrell respectively were the first away but made slow progress in the light airs and strong tide. Solos, Lasers, Phantoms and Javelins joined the race and it was the two Javelins that sailed ...

Sex, Sailing and the Sea
YachtPals.com News
I suppose the curved surfaces of sails make them slightly female, but these days they're covered in sheets of plastic and trussed tighter than an old-fashioned corset. Today's sailboats have nary a bosom nor a leg - or even an ankle - in sight ...

YachtPals.com News

Rory Kelsey wins Beccles Amateur Sailing Club shield on countback
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Under bright winter sunshine a very light south westerly blew for the seven helms on the start for the last two series races at Beccles Amateur Sailing Club....

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