06 December 2012

Video highlights of the 25th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe

Video highlights of the 25th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - December 4 , 2012.

Vendee Globe - Fleet hobbled by high pressure and tension
Sail World
On board the top eight IMOCA Open 60's on the Vendée Globe solo ocean race around the world there is added pressure to absolutely maximise speeds over what might prove a key section of the three month race. For both the leading group of five, and the ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe - Brutal 48 hours for Golding, Gamesa
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, after a brutal 48 hours of tough, unstable conditions, big, untidy seas and winds which varied massively in strength, Mike Golding is consolidating this morning in slightly lighter winds making 13-14kts as he tries all he can to ...

Sail World

Le Cleac'h sets Vendee pace in Indian Ocean
PARIS — French skipper Armel Le Cleac'h continued to set the pace at the head of the Vendee Globe fleet in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday morning ahead of compatriots Francois Gabart and Jean-Pierre Dick. Swiss helmsman Bernard Stamm had ...


Vendee Globe 2012-2013: Alex Thomson breaks through solo barrier
In 2004-05, the Hugo Boss skipper was forced to retire from the race when he suffered damage to his boat's gooseneck and deck. At the point he abandoned, he was around 320 south of Cape Town. In 2006, he had to be rescued by rival Mike Golding in the ...


Extreme Sailing Series at Rio de Janeiro (live video here at johnthecrowd.com Friday-Sunday 12 noon -3 pm EST US)

The Extreme 40s are preparing to head into the final battle of 2012 in the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- the same city that will not only be hosting the FIFA World Cup Final in 2014 but the 2016 Olympic Games. Team Brasil will be representing the home nation as a wildcard entry making it nine Extreme 40s on the startline with renowned sailor and Brazil's most successful Olympian Torben Grael, leading the team as skipper. 

SAP to Transform Award-Winning Extreme Sailing Series Experience With Cutting-Edge Technology Innovation - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee: Extreme Series Comes to Rio - The final Act of the 2012 global tour will begin December 6 as the Extreme Sailing Series makes its South American debut in the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro. Nine Extreme 40 Catamarans will be heading into the final battle. This season, 179 races have been sailed, and the Series winner will be decided in 32 action-packed races over four days of competition. Rio de Janeiro is a new location for the Extreme Sailing Series. The guest team, "Team Brazil," and the eight established Extreme 40 teams will compete in the bay surrounded by the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain and statue of Christ the Redeemer. Four of the eight teams are capable of lifting the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series overall trophy – two Omani, one French and one Austrian. None wants to go home empty handed and, with 15 points up for grabs in the final Act, the podium is wide open for an exciting finish to the series. To follow all the action featuring analytics and 3-D visualization from SAP, visit http://ess40-2012.sapsailing.com from December 7–9, 2012. For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom.

Sailing great Peter Gilmour lcalls time
The Australian
A Perth native, he began sailing as the age of seven and competed in his first world championships at only 16, finishing a respectable 21st. He took part in his first America's Cup in Perth in 1987 but was unable to lead the Kookaburra syndicate to ...

America's Cup: King of the Foredeck becomes God of the GoPro
Sail World
The crew-coach role is the latest step in Allen's sailing career which started in the Flying Ant and was followed by a solid apprenticeship in 18ft skiffs. Joey was on the foredeck in the 1981-82 Whitbread Race winner Flyer, before moving into America ...

Sail World

11th International Sailing Summit - Creation of Steering Group urged
Sail World
The creation of a 'steering group' tasked to encourage participation in competitive and recreationalsailing has been raised during the 11th International Sailing Summit (ISS) at Sail Melbourne on Monday. High profile personalities in the sailing ...

Sailing festival welcomes in hundreds
contributed photo A fleet of sailors prepare to start a Junior Olympic Sailing Festival race during a recent regatta at the U.S. Sailing Center of Martin County. Over the weekend, more than 160 competitiors from around North America will be competing ...

Nominations sought for 2012 Coach of the Year Awards
Sail World
US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) is seeking nominations from the public for the 2012 Coach of the Year Awards in Sailing. The OSC will select coaches in five categories that recognize outstanding achievement at the local, national and ...

Kids join in Sailing World Cup fun at Sandringham
Leader News
Sail Melbourne event director Kate Allen said the week had established itself as Australia's premier sailing event. She said this year was even more special as it celebrated Australia's Olympic sailing glory from the London Games. SandringhamYacht ...

Leader News

Sail Melbourne - Olympic Classes return to action
Sail World
From the outset, ISAF Sailing World Cup and Sail Melbourne IRO, Ross Wilson was clear about his intention to get the Olympic classes sailing once more. He said, 'The Kiteboarding will get away at noon, as is already scheduled. We're keen to see the ...

Sail World

Lucy MacGregor shifts focus to cats as clamour for new Olympic classes grows
"For me everything has just been about getting to grips with sailing a catamaran. The speed aspect is huge in cat sailing and very different to what I've been used to in the Elliott 6m match racing. In the Elliott you were often just talking about 0 ...


Mooloolaba 200 – new addition to Australian sailing calendar
The Audi Centre Sunshine Coast, Oceanburo Performance Sailing and the MooloolabaYacht Club have combined to officially launch a new and exciting blue water yacht racing challenge to take effect in 2013. The two have released the expression of ...


Ian Williams makes it five out of five in Monsoon Cup
The Independent
Williams won this finale event of the World Match Racing Tour last year to clinch his third world title and is determined to make it four this year. That would equal the record held by a man who has chosen the Monsoon Cup to announce his retirement as ...

The Independent

Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs regatta hangs visitors welcome sign
Sail World
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Commodore Phil Arnall and his Corby 43, Anger Management, is one of a number of visiting entries lining up for the Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta in the New Year. Also on the current starter's list from up ...

Sail World

Stour Sailing Club 'black eyesore' storage shed plans withdrawn
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
In more than 100 online objections, residents and the sailing club's own members said the five meter tall black wooden shed would block their views of the river Stour. Tendring Council planning bosses advised the club to cancel their application and ...

Alpari WMRT: Peter Gilmour Announces Retirement
Record four-time ISAF Match Racing World Champion and multiple America's Cup campaigner, Peter Gilmour today announced his retirement from the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and professional match racing on the second day of racing at the ...

Peter Gilmour Announces Retirement
KUALA TERENGGANU, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Yanmar Racing skipper Datuk Peter Gilmour has announced that he will be retiring from the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) when the last race of the Monsoon Cup 2012 ends this Saturday. The Australian born ...

USCG: Update - Mariner Adrift in Pacific Rescued
Pacific News Center
Honolulu - A distressed mariner, whose 60-foot long sailing vessel was dismasted approximately 85 miles northwest of Palmyra Atoll, has been rescued Tuesday. James Blackford was rescued by the crew of the motor vessel Global Explorer, a vessel ...

Newcastle Cruising YC to hold Santa Clause Race on Friday
Sail World
The Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club will kick off the Christmas season by hosting the inaugural Santa Clause Laser race on basin part of the Newcastle Harbour this coming Friday. Sailors are required to suit up their Santa outfit and embellish their ...

Dun Laoghaire Regatta and Volvo Drive into 2103
"Sailing is a global platform for Volvo with our global involvement in the sport including the Volvo Ocean Race and we are proud to continue our association with this superb inshore regatta organised by the 4 waterfront yacht clubs in Dun Laoghaire ...

Sailor Peter Gilmour retires
Published on Dec 5, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish. Four-time World Match Racing champion Peter Gilmour talks to Al Jazeera about his decision to retire from sailing after the Monsoon Cup.

Junior numbers grow at Wairoa river regatta
Sail World
Some came last year and some were new to sailing and with most parents and sailors camping at the yacht club, produced at great social atmosphere. 'It's neat for our kids to mix and compete', Metz-Mayhead said. Gisborne Yacht Club's learn to sail coach...

Sail World

YACHTING: Favourite draws a blank
New Straits Times
The Mekonomen Sailing Team skipper, who currently leads the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT), lost all his two opening day races to Yanmar Racing skipper Peter Gilmour and Vannes Agglo Sailing Team helmsman Pierre-Antoine Morvan. Hansen ...

Dublin town in bid for Volvo stopover
Galway Independent
Dublin town in bid for Volvo stopover. JohnKilleen_1.jpg. Let's Do It Global Chairman John Killeen has dismissed an attempt from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Council to bid for a Volvo Ocean Race stopover as 'politicians calling from the sidelines'. News ...

Galway Independent

Tuke takes first step in ocean racing
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
Olympic silver medallist Blair Tuke will take his first competitive step this month towards a long-term goal of sailing in the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race. Tuke, 23, will be on board Rikki, one of two New Zealand yachts in the Sydney-to-Hobart fleet.

Phuket King's Cup stepping up to the next level
Sail World
The Phuket King's Cup sailing regatta has, over the last 26 years, had a significant impact on sailing across Asia. ... 'While the overall Asian sailing scene is growing rapidly it is from a small base so we still have a smallish captive audience at ...

Sail World

Watefronts: Weather continues to be bad for racing
Ventura County Star
This is the rescheduled third in a four-race series, hosted by Anacapa Yacht Club. Entry fee is $30, with discounts for U.S. Sailing members. Skippers meeting is at 8:30 a.m. at AYC. The race starts at 11:30 at the Mandalay buoy and finishes at Channel ...

Teens to sail for Australia
The West Australian
Four indigenous girls from different backgrounds have spent the past four months training with Olympic mentors to represent Australia at an international sailing event as part of a leadership program. The girls have battled seasickness, embraced an ...

The West Australian

J/97 Winning Hearts & Silver in Australia
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/97 Winning Hearts & Silver in Australia · J/97 sailing under Sydney Harbour's famous bridge in Australia (Sydney, Australia)- Every once in awhile, we get reports from J sailors around the world describing their experiences sailing across the Seven Seas.

A fine 2013 for Normandy Sailing Week
BYM News (press release)
For its 8th edition from 3 to 9 June 2013 “la Normandy”, as it's now called, has received a welcome seal of approval to consolidate its future. Indeed this coming summer, the Town of Le Havre, a major partner to the event, has renewed its trust in ...

SAP Newsroom – SAP to Transform Award-Winning Extreme Sailing ...
By SAP News
As the “Official Technical Partner” of the series, SAP plans to deliver cutting-edge business software and analytics solutions to provide sailors, spectators and the media with an unprecedented sailingexperience. For the first time in the six-year ...
SAP Newsroom

ABC Nightline: America's Cup attracting a new crowd / America's Cup
The focus of the segment was on building the audience for America's Cup sailing through the changes introduced for this Cup – the extreme wing sail ...

Sailing great puts his career into dock - SuperSport - Xtra
He won four match racing world titles and finally ended up on the winning America's Cup team in 2007 when he coached the Swiss Alinghi team to victory over ...

Inspirando a los más pequeños - Volvo Ocean Race - YouTube
Diego Fructuoso, tripulante de comunicación de Team Telefónica en la VolvoOcean Race ...

Just another day with the SAP Extreme Sailing Team - YouTube
SAP Extreme Sailing Team competes in the Extreme Sailing Series and is aiming for victory ...

Merry Christmas from the Down East Yacht Club | Boothbay Register
The first of the Down East Yacht Club's winter gatherings was held October 13 at the home of Bob and Carole McCarthy in Southport. They opened up their ...

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With launch in 2014, the 35-metre superyacht Baltic 116 Custom is a splendid high-performance cruiser, built by the respected Finnish shipyard, Baltic Yachts.

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