14 December 2012

Vendée Globe video highlights


Video highlights of the 34th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Thursday, December 13, 2012

Vendee Globe live tracking

Vendee Globe - The fight for supremacy continues
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, three key duels of differing intensities prevail on the race track this morning - but only in the head-to-head tussle for the overall lead has there been no change in supremacy overnight. Racing in sunshine and 20kts of SW'ly winds ...

Sail World

The solo sailing blog: In 'shut down' mode | Alex Thomson ... - Independent Blogs
The Independent (blog)
I'm still without the use of one of HUGO BOSS's hydrogenerators, which means I'm in 'shut down' mode, turning on the power as little as possible in order to conserve as much as I can until I'm able to put the working hydro into use. Overnight I have ...

The Independent (blog)

Lawsuit: Captain at fault for Farallones sailing tragedy
San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO -- A former San Francisco Giants executive whose daughter was among five people killed in an April boat crash says errors by the vessel's captain caused the tragedy off the Farallon Islands, according to a lawsuit against the boat owner. . . 

America's Cup offers US Sailing member discounts
Trade Only Today
The America's Cup will provide US Sailing members with special rights to purchase VIP hospitality tickets to America's Cup events taking place in the United States. The events include the 2013 America's Cup Finals in September in San Francisco Bay, the ...

Ten months after brain surgery Tess Lloyd is sailing back to her winning ways
Adelaide Now
But sailing was the same," she said of her tentative return to the water around three months after the accident. "The doctors didn't want me to go for a long time but I wanted to do it for my sake. It was something I really needed to do. My parents ...
J/24 Sailing- Gybe Broach Curtsy?
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/24 sailing in Casco Bay Maine (Casco Bay, Maine) - We received a rather amusing note from John Denman recently, he's a J/24 sailor on Casco Bay, Maine. John had this to say about a recent J/24 sailing experience in a Maine regatta this fall: ...
Royal Torbay celebrate a sailing season of success
This Is South Devon
Follow. ROYAL Torbay Yacht Club recently held its annual prize giving. The Rear Commodore Sailing, Tim Whitehead reported that it had been a long and hard season. ​. FAST LANE RTYC sailors Morgan Peach and Owen Bowerman, who finished 2012 in ...

Antigua Sailing Week 2013 - Fun, games and an exciting new event
Sail World
Warm trade winds and Caribbean surf are the norm for five days of scintillating competition for the 46th edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Lay Day, which provides a mid-week break from racing on Wednesday, May 1, will be the setting for fun and games ...

Sail World

First suit filed in Farallon yacht tragedy - SFGate: " . . . Bradford filed papers last month in federal court denying liability for any damages in the case, asserting a provision under admiralty and maritime law. The Busch lawsuit alleges that the crew should have known that breaking waves "which were tall enough, steep enough and powerful enough to capsize and wreck their vessel were likely to be rolling onto the 4-fathom shoal over which they were steering." It says Bradford and Capt. Alan Cahill are guilty of "outrageous conduct" because they "deliberately violated the manifest dictates of prudent seamanship." A report issued earlier this year by U.S. Sailing, the organization that oversees and regulates the sport of sailing, said crew members could have prevented the tragedy had they sailed in deeper water. . . . "

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